Andrea Press is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Virginia, where she also served as Executive Director of the Virginia Film Festival and serves as a College Fellow. She came to the University of Virginia in 2006 to shepherd the Media Studies Program to departmental status and to begin its graduate program. Her last appointment was at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, where she directed the Media Studies Program for nine years, was one of the producers of the Roger Ebert Festival of Overlooked Films, received the Arnold O.
Allison Pugh is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality at the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching focus on how economic trends – from commodification to job insecurity to automation – shape the way people forge connections and find meaning and dignity at home and at work.
Claire Kaplan, Ph.D., who recently left her position at UVA’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, continues as an adjunct faculty member at the University, as well as doing consulting work on gender-based violence issues, and engaging in social justice activism in the Charlottesville community. In addition to her course, Gender Violence & Social Justice, Claire taught Gender Violence Prevention on Campus, and the study-abroad class, Women in Central America: Local Activism in Global Context.
The Promise of Memory: Childhood Recollection and its Objects in Literary Modernism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011).
The Promised Land? Feminist Writing in the German Democratic Republic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001), 273 pp.
"Narrative, Drama, and Emotion in Instrumental Music," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55/3 (1997)
"Concepts of Musical Unity," in Cook and Everist, Rethinking Music (1999); "Musical Performance as Analytical Communication," in Gaskell and Kemal, Performance and Authenticity in the Arts (1999)
"Criticism: General Introduction" and "Narratology, narrativity," in New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; "Learning from 'Occasional' Writing," in repercussions 6/2 (2001)
2013 - Vital Relations: Modernity and Persistent Life of Kinship. (With Fenella Cannell, eds). Santa Fe: SAR Press.
2008 - Afterward: Adoptive Relations in Theories of Kinship and Modernity. In Relative Power: Changing Interpretations of Fosterage and Adoption in Pacific Island Societies. Special Issue of Pacific Studies 31(3/4). Jeanette Dickerson-Putman and Judith Schachter, eds. Pp. 232-247.
2005 - Complexities: Beyond Nature and Nurture. (With Sydel Silverman, eds). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Pauline Hopkins. Of One Blood, Or the Hidden Self, edited, And with an Introduction. Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Frederick Douglass. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, edited and with an introduction. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Leaving Pipe Shop: Memories of Kin. Scribner’s, 1997 Paperback edition, W. W. Norton, 1998.
Period Editor, "Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, 1940-1960."
In the News
A “short take” linking old-age justice and racial justice that was recently published by WGS Associate Professor Corinne Field and Cultural Critic Margaret Gullette.
The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected 9 scholars to join its 2020-2021 class of faculty fellows.
Dear WGS Students:
We here in the WGS Department hope that you are all safely and comfortably self-quarantining. We understand that this time has been strange, eventful and stressful, and we appreciate all you are doing to stay healthy and remain engaged with your studies.