People

The GSWS Program and The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies have over 100 Core and Affiliated Faculty from more than 20 departments and schools who are national and international leaders in the field of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies.  

Our faculty have won many awards and fellowships including Guggenheim, American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes for Health, Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, and many others.  

Our faculty offer over fifty courses reflecting the most recent cutting edge research and topics each year, and taken by 1300 to 1500 students annually. 

Melissa E. Sanchez

FQT/GSWS Director
Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature

sanchezm@english.upenn.edu

Fisher-Bennett Hall  216
215-746-3765

Gwendolyn Beetham

Associate Director, Program in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies

gbeetham@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 304
Phone: 215-898-8623

Maria Murphy

Associate Director, The Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies

mariamur@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 342
Phone: 215-898-0795

Riley Fortier

FQT/GSWS Program Coordinator

rfortier@sas.upenn.edu

345 Fisher Bennett Hall
Suite 343

Nat DiFrank

Project Manager, Trans Oral History Archive Project

difrank@sas.upenn.edu

Fisher-Bennett Hall
3340 Walnut Street
Suite 345

Mae Eskenazi

GSWS Graduate Associate, Student Conference Coordinator

maeesk@design.upenn.edu

Matty Hemming

GSWS Graduate Associate

mhemming@sas.upenn.edu

Nat Rivkin

Oral History Graduate Associate

nrivkin@sas.upenn.edu