Judy Howard

Independent Historian

Judy Howard is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.  She was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at the UW from 1982 until her retirement in 2017.  She is a social psychologist who studies the micro-level dynamics of societal inequalities.  She served as the Co-Editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society from 1995-2000, as Chair of the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies (then Women Studies) from 2001 – 2005, and as Divisional Dean of Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences from 2005 – 2017.  She is the co-author of Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves: A Gender Lens on Social Psychology (Rowman & Littlefield, Rev., 2011), and Co-Editor of Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries (Blackwell, 1998).

Jesmyn Ward (1977- )

Jesmyn Ward, an acclaimed American writer and an associate professor of English at Tulane University, was born in 1977, in DeLisle, Mississippi, the town where she grew up and where she now again lives.  She is the only woman to have won two National Books Awards, the first in 2011 … Read MoreJesmyn Ward (1977- )