Announcing CWIL Fellows

Supporting Innovative Research on Gender, Women, Girls

The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of CWIL Faculty Research Fellows: Nell Haynes, Ph.D. (Department of Global Studies); Jessica Coblentz, Ph.D. (Department of Religious Studies and Theology); and Suyun Choi, Ph.D. (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies).

Grounded in our commitment to advancing gender equity and creating more just and inclusive communities, the CWIL Faculty Research Fellow program was initiated in summer 2021 to support innovative, intersectional, and inclusive faculty research on gender, women, and/or girls. Our goal is to foster and facilitate research that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the scholarly understanding of gender and/or promises to make a tangible contribution toward greater gender equity.

“Our faculty are conducting phenomenal research on gender in many departments across campus. I’m thrilled that CWIL can support and highlight this very important research. Understanding how gender informs the lived experiences of people, locally and globally, is central to furthering the social, economic, and political empowerment of women and LGTBQ+ people,” said Emily Rose McManus, Ph.D., director of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership. “This year’s CWIL fellows are conducting important research on indigenous women’s performance of intersectional identities in Bolivia (Dr. Nell Haynes), feminist explorations of empathy and morality in the Christian tradition (Dr. Jessica Coblentz), and 'marriage migration' in South Korea and its implications for neoliberal governance and the global economy. We hope that you enjoy reading more about their research.”

To learn more about this program, including dates and locations for the CWIL Faculty Research Fellow lecture series, click here.


Suyun Choi, Ph.D., (Department of Gender and Women's Studies); Jessica Coblentz, Ph.D. (Department of Religious Studies and Theology); and Nell Haynes, Ph.D. (Department of Global Studies)

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