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Dr.+Stella+OhStella Oh, Ph.D. 


Associate Professor and Chair, Women's Studies


Dr. Stella Oh completed her Ph.D. in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UC Irvine with an emphasis in Women's Studies and Critical Theory. She has presented her work on race, ethnicity, and gender at several conferences. Dr. Oh is the author of several articles on representations of race, gender, and war. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. Oh actively works with the Korean American community on issues of sex trafficking and war crimes against women.

Dr. Oh's current research project focuses on how race is gendered during times of war. She teaches Women of Color in the U.S., Feminist Theories, Feminist Research Methods, Asian Pacific American Women's Experience, and Literature by Women of Color.




Dr. Sina Kramer

Sina Kramer, Ph.D.   ‌  


Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies  


Professor Sina Kramer received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from DePaul University in Chicago. She is thrilled to return to LMU and to join the women's studies department after having served as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Philosophy at Fordham University in New York. She specializes in feminist theory, queer theory, critical theory, and continental philosophy. Her work is focused on political epistemology and constitutive exclusion and the construction of political agency through gender, race, and sexuality, and she approaches these questions through both philosophical texts and political struggles. She is also interested in gender, race and sexuality in urban geography and history is developing a project that takes up these issues called "How to Read a City." She teaches courses on gender and sexuality, political theory, feminist theory, and queer theory.




Dr. Traci Voyles

‌Traci Brynne Voyles, Ph.D. 


Assistant Professor, Women's Studies


Professor Voyles earned a PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California San Diego in 2010, where she was awarded the Barbara J. and Paul D. Saltman Award for Teaching Excellence by the UCSD Academic Senate. In 2011, she accepted a visiting assistant professor position at the University of California Davis as part of the campus-wide Andrew Mellon Environments and Societies Research Initiative. Voyles’ research and teaching interests revolve around gender, race, nature, environmental history, and environmental justice. Her current research explores uranium mining and milling on Navajo land, looking to the ways in which social constructions of landscapes and their worth contribute to environmentally unjust outcomes in the Southwest. Voyles teaches courses on women and the environment, women's history in the US, and feminist theory.



Jabbra 200Nancy Jabbra, Ph.D. 


Professor Emeritus, Women's Studies


After completing high school in southern California, she received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, her M.A. in Anthropology from Indiana University, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology with a minor in Sociology from the Catholic University of America.

Before coming to Loyola Marymount, she was Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, member of the Women's Studies Executive Board, Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, and Director of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of numerous articles, books, book chapters, and conference presentations on women and gender roles, politics, and the environment in the Middle East, and on gender, the family, and politics among Lebanese immigrants in North America.

Dr. Jabbra is currently in Beirut, Lebanon, continuing her research.


Linh Hua, Ph.D. 


Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies   ‌‌‌


Dr. Hua earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Irvine with specialization in African American and Asian American literature and culture, feminist theory, and critical theory.  Her dissertation research examined how the confluence of liberal ideology and the transatlantic slave trade shaped modern definitions and practices of love, and how such definitions are challenged or refused by the experiences women of color.  Dr. Hua was recently awarded the 2012 Joe Weixlmann Prize for Best Essay on a 20th- or 21st- Century Topic by African American Review for her article,“Reproducing Time, Reproducing History: Love and Black Feminist Sentimentality in Octavia Butler’s Kindred.” 

From 2002-2005, Dr. Hua served on the Modern Language Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, during which time she contributed to developing a national survey instrument on (Academic) Women in Mid-Career.  The results of this survey are available in the MLA’s journal Profession.  In past years, Dr. Hua has worked with local community organizations and grassroots efforts such as FACTS (Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes).  Her recent work focuses on feminist autobiography, affect, and intimacy.  She continues to build connections between theory, the classroom, and the community. 


Liz Faulkner 


Administrative Assistant

A graduate of Loyola Marymount University (Theatre Arts/ Humanities), Liz returns to LMU after a long career in the Performing Arts. She has acted and/or directed everything from Shakespeare to Musical Theatre in regional theaters across the country. For the last ten years she and her husband were co-artistic directors of Arizona TheatreWorks, a professional theatre company in Flagstaff, Arizona. 

When not supporting the Women’s Studies Department, Liz is busy writing her second mystery novel. 



Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier


Associate Professor of Theological Studies


B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1997, M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999; Ph.D., Boston College , 2006.

Dr. Tiemeier teaches and researches in the areas of Hinduism, comparative theology/interreligious dialogue, feminist theology, Asian and Asian American theology, and religion and popular culture. She also co-chairs the Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue.