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Gender Studies Faculty

 Welcome to Liam Lair, Ph.D. as the first full-time faculty for the Gender Studies Department.

Dr. Liam Oliver Lair is faculty in the Department of Gender Studies at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. His teaching and research are rooted in feminist studies with a specific focus sexuality, queerness, trans politics, and race. His current project examines the pervasive influence of eugenics on the original diagnoses of gender "deviance." One of his favorite things about being in the academy is teaching and working with students. More specifically, he loves collaborating with students in the interest of understanding and articulating how feminism can be transformative for all of us regardless of gender, sexuality, race, or any other aspect of who we are in the world.

Asian Studies

Sophia Geng



Jeanne Cook; Karyl Daughters; Jenny Kramer; Shane Miller


Meg Lewis; Sucharita Mukherjee


Jessica Harkins; Matthew Harkins; Madhu Mitra; Christina Tourino

Environmental Studies

Jean Lavigne

Hispanic Studies

Patricia Bolaños; Bruce Campbell; Tania Gomez; Christina Hennessy; Elena Sánchez-Mora


 Jonathan Nash; Shannon Smith; Elisabeth Wengler


Jennifer Galovich; Kris Nairn


Jean Didier; Wendy Klepetar; Lisa Lindgren

Languages and Cultures

Jeff DuBois; Camilla Krone; Wendy Sterba

Peace Studies

Kelly Kraemer


Jean Keller; Charles Wright

Physical Education

Janna LaFountaine

Political Science

Claire Haeg; Scott Johnson; Christi Siver


Pam Bacon


Sheila Nelson



Jennifer Beste; Kathryn Cox; Anna Mercedes; Vincent Smiles; Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman

Other Programs

Mary Jane Berger; Kate Costello; John Kendall; Maureen McCarter; Janelle Hinchley