Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans to become Director of WGSS!
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans will be the next Director of the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She brings to WGSS a wide body of research and teaching expertise, a wealth of administrative experience, and an eagerness to lead the next steps of the Institute’s growth and development.
Dr. Evans has a Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies, with a concentration in History and Politics and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After eight years as a faculty member and one year as Director of African American Studies at the University of Florida, in 2011, Dr. Evans joined the Department of African American Studies, Africana Women’s Studies, and History at Clark Atlanta University as Department Chair.
Professor Evans’ areas of research specialization include Black women’s intellectual history, mental health and wellness, social justice, and empowerment education; African American autobiography and memoir; research methods in African American history and digital humanities; and community engagement, service learning, and community-based research. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Dr. Evans is the author of Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment (SUNY Press, 2014) and Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954 (SUNY Press, 2007). She has recently co-edited Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons (SUNY Press, 2019) and Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability (SUNY Press, 2017). And these are but a few of her many accomplishments. For more on her work, including significant digital/open source materials, see: http://www.professorevans.net/
Professor Evans will begin her position on July 1, 2019. We are excited she is coming! Please join us in welcoming her to WGSS and GSU!