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Magali Roy-Féquière

Associate Professor & Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, Chair of Africana Studies

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7712

mroy@​knox.edu

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2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7712

mroy@knox.edu

"The goal of much recent scholarship on Puerto Rican national identity has been to clarify the ideological underpinnings of nationalist discourses. My aim is to further interrogate nationalism by addressing its silences. The many voices who imagined the nation generally assumed a Creole "brotherhood" as the true forgers of national and cultural identity. In spite of its anti-colonial impulse, Creole cultural nationalism did not welcome women or Afro-Puerto Ricans in the national brotherhood."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7306

emetz@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7382

cdenial@knox.edu

"My research focuses on marriage in Minnesota before 1850, particularly as a means of understanding gender, sexuality, race and nation-building in the region. Marriages of all kinds, and the households that marriages created, were inextricably bound up with questions of nation and identity for the Dakota, the Ojibwe, mixed-heritage individuals, and Americans who interacted in the Upper Midwest. Through the stories of married - and divorcing - men and women in the region, we can trace the uneven fortunes of American expansion in the early nineteenth century, and the nation-shaping power of marital acts."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7242

neberhar@knox.edu

"I have always been fascinated with the way culture and social organization affect our personal experience of the world. How do the ideas, social arrangements, and structures of power that we happen to have grown up with affect our sense of who we are and what's important? In my research and writing, I try to examine and render visible the contingent relationships between these factors and their significance for people's everyday lives. These were some of the themes I explored in my book, Imagining the Course of Life, which looks at how people's ideas about human development are connected to cultural constructions of self and personhood."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7304

bfineber@knox.edu

"Both Classics and Women's Studies have shaped my research interests. I am currently looking at first century Roman elegiac poetry, asking questions such as: What can we learn from these texts about gender and power relations in ancient Rome? What can a text written by a smitten lover tell us about a culture that earlier generations studied to learn about law and military history? Can a poem that celebrates the simple pleasures of the Italian countryside teach us anything about Rome-the most powerful city the world had known?"

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7267

hhoffman@knox.edu

"I am doing work on human sexual psychophysiology. I am interested in the origins of patterns of sexual attraction and sexual arousal, in other words what turns people on and why. Most recently I have been looking at the role of learning processes and alcohol use as triggers for sexual compulsivity and sexual risk taking. I also have an animal lab that is set up to look at the neurochemical correlates of behavior. My original interest had been in developmental differences in learning in rats and the role of monoamine and neuropeptide transmitters in such ontogenetic differences. Students in this lab also work on a broader range of projects, examining how various drugs affect behavior, many focusing on drugs of abuse. Both of these areas of research involve inter- and intra- departmental cooperation, i.e., I have worked with other psychology and neuroscience faculty and students from the biology, biochemistry, and the chemistry departments."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7224

fhord@knox.edu

"My most immediate projects are in the areas of Black Studies theory, African American literary criticism, Black psychology traditions, and the status of Blacks in Latin America."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7138

kkampwir@knox.edu

"Throughout my career, I have been interested in people's attempts to radically transform their societies, why those attempts sometimes succeed, and what impact participating in such movements has on the participants."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7214

lkschroeder@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7481

llombard@knox.edu

"I paint the landscapes of southern Spain and western Illinois. What compels me is how light, form, colour, and composition are informed by the feeling of walking a terrain, working in all kinds of weather and fusing several moments of time into one painting. These elemental experiences evoke and structure a sense of place. Also, feminist theory and modernism, contemporary painting, printmaking and drawing are current research interests."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7445

rragan@knox.edu

"My dissertation and early research combines my love for literature as well as my engagement in feminist theory. My work has focused on issues of the body, specifically the female body. I am particularly intrigued with the way 19th century medical discourse portrays illness as a natural state in women. My work on 19th century Spain has focused on hysteria, anorexia, and menstrual troubles with a focus on how portrayals of sick women work with and against the overall cultural understandings of women's bodies looking toward social causes rather than the biological sources of women's illness. More recently I have turned my attention to Spanish film and contemporary Spanish culture with an emphasis on youth. I am interested in the challenges facing Spanish youth today and their strategies for fighting apathy and finding community. I now teach a new course called Spanish 310 "Spanish Youth through Film, Literature and Music."

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7497

nrosenfe@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7310

wyoung@knox.edu

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7570

kshaw@knox.edu

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Penny Gold
Burkhardt Distinguished Chair Emerita in History

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