Women's and Gender Studies Faculty

Name &Title




Sanjam Ahluwalia, Ph.D., Associate Professor in History and Women’s and Gender Studies

(B.A., M.A., University of Delhi; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati 2000)


Women and gender histories, feminist theories, world history, histories of birth control and reproductive health


NAU 2000


Sheryl Lutjens, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science

(B.A., University of California–Riverside; M.A., Ph.D., University of California–Berkeley 1987)

Comparative politics, public administration, Latin American politics, political economy, feminist theory, women and politics

NAU 1987


Doreen E. Martinez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

(B.A. Psychology, Mansfield University, M.S. West Virginia University, C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Study)  Syracuse University, Ph.D  Syracuse University 2003)

Race/ethnicity, gender, qualitative research, theory,

Indigenous women, and health/medicine

NAU 2005


Frances Julia Riemer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Program


(B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Fordham University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 1994)

Anthropology of education, social theory, ethnographic research , race/ethnicity and gender, education and issues of  equity and access

NAU 1997  


Adjunct Faculty

Naomi Pinion, M.A.




(B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.A., University of Arizona 1997)

Feminist theory; feminism and naturalism; body image; ethnicity


NAU 1998



Note: More than eighty additional faculty members from across the university are affiliated with the Women’s Studies Program; contact our office for a current listing or check our web site.