Stella 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.
Jade S. Sasser, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies
Professor Sasser received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, and her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (2012). She has published several articles on gender, population politics, and environmental debates in international development. Her current research is focused on gender, poverty, and climate change in Africa. Professor Sasser teaches courses on Women of Color in the U.S., Women’s Bodies, Health, and Sexuality, and Women in Global Communities.
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.
Nancy 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.