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Faculty & Staff

Jigna Desai

Jigna Desai

 Jigna Desai is a Professor in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. She researches issues related to health and the body, the politics of autism and neuro-normativity, and equity.
Tracey Deutsch

Tracey Deutsch

 Tracey Deutsch teaches, researches, and writes about gender and women’s history, the history of capitalism, critical food studies, and modern US history. Deutsch particularly enjoys looking at sites in which capitalism and gender systems intersect.
Greg Donofrio

Greg Donofrio

Greg Donofrio teaches in and is the director of the Master’s of Science in Architecture, Heritage Conservation and Preservation graduate program. His research explores the history, theory, economics, and feasibility of historic preservation in the United States. 

Randy Hanson

 Randy Hanson teaches in the Department of Geography, Urban, Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Hanson is a Fellow at the Institute on the Environment and the 2017-2018 Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems.
Lorena Muñoz

Lorena Muñoz

 Lorena Muñoz is an Assistant Professor in the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies department. Muñoz researches topics related to Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, and Geography, Environment and Society.
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Virajita Singh

Virajita Singh is a Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, College of Design. She leads CSBR’s sustainable design assistance program that engages students from the College of Design to help communities, non-profits and local governments interested in implementing sustainable goals.
Catherine Squires

Catherine R. Squires

Catherine R. Squires is Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies Initiative (RIGS) at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Squires’ work investigates the interactions between social identities, media discourses, and publics.