Faculty

Tel:(415) 422-6187
barkerplum@usfca.edu

Bernadette Barker-Plummer

Professor

Bernadette Barker-Plummer received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, her MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BA from Edinburgh University in Scotland. Her research interests are in media, social movements, and social change. Spring 2014 office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Tel:(415) 422-5167
pjbirnbaum@usfca.edu

Paula Birnbaum

Associate Professor and Academic Director

Paula Birnbaum is Associate Professor and Academic Director of the Museum Studies Master of Arts Program at USF. She also serves as Program Director of Art History/Arts Management in the Department of Art + Architecture.  Paula is a specialist in modern and contemporary art and holds a doctorate in Art History from Bryn Mawr College.

Tel:(415) 422-6055
sburgess@usfca.edu

Sarah Burgess

Assistant Professor

Sarah Burgess (M.A./Ph.D. Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and the Director of Gender and Sexualities Studies. She works at the intersection of rhetorical theory, political theory, philosophy, legal theory, and gender and sexualities studies to better understand the conditions and possibilities of justice for minority or oppressed populations. 

Tel:(415) 422-5760
raeburnn@usfca.edu

Nicole Raeburn

Associate Professor

Nikki Raeburn received her B.S from Miami University, and her M.A. and Ph.D.from Ohio State University. Her research interests include social movements, gender, sexualities, and organizational change. Her current research project, which formed the basis of her doctoral dissertation, focuses on the rise of lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights in the workplace.

Tel:(415) 422-5482
sdsears@usfca.edu

Stephanie Sears

Associate Professor

Stephanie Sears is an Associate Professor of Sociology and the Director of the African American Studies Program at USF. Professor Sears received her Ph.D. from Yale University's joint program in African American Studies and Sociology. Her research interests include gender, race and ethnicity, youth cultures, and dance. As an interdisciplinary scholar, her research examines the ways race, class, gender, sexuality, and generation intersect and interact in complex and contradictory ways often simultaneously reproducing oppression and facilitating empowerment. These theoretical concerns and interdisciplinary approach formed the basis of her book, Imagining Black Womanhood, and drive her current research project on girlhood, identity, and dance.

Tel:(415) 422-5058
awibben@usfca.edu

Annick Wibben

Associate Professor

Annick T.R. Wibben received her Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and teaches for the Politics Department and the International Studies program at USF. In her research, she specializes in (critical) security studies, international theory, and feminist international relations. Her book, Feminist Security Studies: A Narrative Approach, was published in 2011.