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.
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.