University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies


Affiliated Faculty Research

Professor Lynne Bond, Department of Psychology, WGST Steering committee member and Faculty Affiliate

My research focuses upon promoting people's ability to foster their own and others' healthy social and intellectual development, especially within the context of communities and families and dimensions of gender, power, and privilege. Much of my research has focused on parent-child and women's development and citizen community participation from the perspective of primary prevention and the promotion of healthy development. I am currently investigating:

  • People's concepts of knowledge and truth (epistemological perspectives), and the relationships between these perspectives and the construction of contexts that support human development.
  • The relationship between adult development, co-parenting, and parenting beliefs and practices, and their implications for promoting parent, child, and family development.
  • Grassroots neighborhood/community leadership as it reflects and promotes individual, family and community development.
  • Community-based strategies to promote peoples' abilities to define and achieve personal and community goals, especially among those who feel disenfranchised.

An example of recent representative publications [see CV for full publication list]:

  • Holmes, T. R., Bond, L. A., & Byrne, C. (in press). The Role of Beliefs in Mother-Adolescent Conflict: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Current Psychology.
  • Byrne, C., Bond, L. A., & London, M. (in press). Effects of a mindfulness-based versus interpersonal process group intervention on psychological well-being with a clinical university population. Journal of College Counseling.
  • Holmes, T. R., & Bond, L. A. (2011). Maternal pedagogies as a function of mothers' Ways of Knowing. In D. Byrd & F. Green (Eds.), Maternal pedagogies: In and outside the classroom. Bradford, ONT: Demeter Press.
  • Davis, M., Bond, L. A., Howard, A. & Sarkisian, C. A. (2011). Primary care clinician expectations regarding aging. The Gerontologist. Doi:10.1093/geront/gnr017.
  • Hutchins, T., Bond, L., Silliman, E., & Bryant, J. (2009). Maternal epistemological perspectives and variations in mental state talk. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 61-80.
  • Bond, L. A., Holmes, T. R., Byrne, C., Babchuck, L. & Kirton-Robbins, S. (2008). Movers and shakers: How and why women become and remain engaged in community leadership. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32, 48-64.
  • Holmes, T. R., Bond, L. A., & Byrne, C. (2008). Mothers' beliefs about knowledge and mother-adolescent conflict. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25(4), 561-586.

Current (2012) Professional Journal Reviewer Activity:

Editorial Board, Journal of Primary Prevention
Reviewer, Journal of Marriage and the Family
Reviewer, American Journal of Community Psychology
Reviewer, Journal of Homosexuality

Assistant Professor Todne Thomas Chipumuro, Department of Religion, and Affiliated Faculty Member

Chipumuro and two collaborators received a major fellowship, the Wenner Gren Workshop Grant, which funds international collaborations for theoretical innovations in anthropology.  The grant will support a Workshop they are organizing, which will be held at the University of Virginia in 2014, entitled “The Sacred Social: Investigations of Spiritual Kinship among the Abrahamic Faiths.”  In addition, she has a peer-reviewed article on the controversies surrounding Eddie Long, "Pastor, Mentor, or Father? The Contested Intimacies of the Eddie Long Sex Abuse Scandal," forthcoming in the Journal of Africana Religions

Tina Escaja,
Professor, Department of Romance Languages &Linguistics

Tina Escaja, Professor of Spanish, has presented her poetry book "13 lunas 13" in Panama and Spain, a book that is also part of a larger project that includes video, installation, and interactive testimony regarding gender and sexuality . This project will be presented at the L/L Gallery this October. Other recent research activities include coediting the volume on gender, art, film and literature entitled F"ronteras de la memoria: Cartografías de género en artes visuales, cine y literatura en las Américas y España," and the collaboration editing the volume "Feminismo Descolonial,” a special issue of Letras Femeninas. In this volume Prof. Escaja also published a book chapter on women and technology: “Género, tecnología e Internet en Latinoamérica y vigencias del formato digital." She presented her latest research on domestic violence and urban performance at the XXXIX International Congress of Ibero-American Literature (Cádiz, Spain, July 2012). Prof. Escaja is currently Past-President of AILCFH (International Hispanic women Association).

Lisa Holmes, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Professor Holmes specializes in judicial politics, constitutional law, gender and law, and American politics. Her research focuses on various issues surrounding the politics of appointing federal and state court judges. She teaches courses on Constitutional Law, Law and Politics, Gender and Law, and a new seminar on the role of the Supreme Court in the American political system. Her recent research on judicial appointment politics, senior status judges, and presidential use of judicial nominees has been published in /Judicature, Presidential Studies Quarterly/, /American Politics Research, The American Review of Politics/, and the /Drake Law Review/. Her current project examines the implications of politicized appointment politics on the careers and attitudes of judicial nominees.

Beth Mintz,
Professor, Department of Sociology

"College as an Investment:   The Role of Graduation Rates in Changing Occupational Inequality by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender," by Dan Krymkowski and Beth Mintz./Race and Social Problems./2011.

“The Intersection of Race/Ethnicity and Gender in Occupational Segregation:

Changes Over Time in the Contemporary United States,” by Beth Mintz and Daniel

Krymkowsi./International Journal of Sociology. /2010-2011.//

“The Ethnic, Race, and Gender Gaps in Workplace Authority:Changes over Time in

the United States” by Beth Mintz and Daniel Krymkowski./The Sociological

Quarterly 51: 20-45. 2010.

Rashad Shabazz, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Dr. Shabazz's academic expertise brings together theories of race and racism, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies, within a methodological framework that draws on history, human geography, philosophy and literature. His research explores the ways in which race, class, sexuality and gender articulate through geographies of anti-Black racism.  Currently Dr. Shabazz is working on a book manuscript that examines how Black identity, culture and anti-Black racism are produced and disciplined through spatiality. His scholarship has appeared in Souls and The Spatial-Justice Journal. A long time anti-prison activist, Dr. Shabazz cites activism as a catalyst for his scholarly work. He is an editor for the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (a Canadian-based journal that publishes the work of prisoners around the world) and an organizer for Critical Resistance (an activist organization that seeks to redirect America's failed policy on incarceration). He has also taught at San Quentin Prison. He has taught an Integrated Social Science Program (ISSP) course titled "Prison Cities and Black Masculinity" and teaches an advanced level seminar course titled, "Black Space, Identity and Culture." Dr. Shabazz holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the Minnesota State University, Mankato (1999), an M.S. from the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at the Arizona State University (2002) and a Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2008).

Current publications:

Book Manuscripts
2012    Shabazz, Rashad. Spatializing Blackness—Cultural Production and the Prisonization
of the Black Body, University of Illinois Press (Forthcoming)

Peer-Revived Articles
2012  Shabazz, Rashad. Masculinity and the Mic: Confronting the Uneven Spatiality in Hip-Hop.  Gender, Place and Culture (Forthcoming)
2009    Shabazz, Rashad. “So High You Can’t Get Over it, So Low You Can’t Get Under it: Carceral Spatiality and Black Masculinity in the United States and South Africa.” Souls 11, no. 3 (2009): 276-294

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
2012    Shabazz, Rashad. “Mapping Black Bodies for Disease: Prisons, Migration, the Politics of HIV/AIDS”, Beyond Walls and Cages, University of Georgia Press (Forthcoming)
2012    Shabazz, Rashad. “So High You Can’t Get Over it, So Low You Can’t Get Under it: Carceral Spatiality and Black Masculinity in the United States and South  Africa.”  Black Genders and Sexuality: A Reader Palgrave Press (Published Reprint)

Non Peer-Reviewed Articles
2012    Bailey, Marlon M. & Shabazz, Rashad. “Anti-Black Heterotopias”, Gender, Place and Culture   

Non Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters
2010    Shabazz, Rashad. “Kitchenettes, The Robert Taylor Homes, and the Racial SpatialOrder of Chicago: The Carceral Society in an American City.” Justice et Injustice Spatiales, 237-245 2007    
2007    Shabazz, Rashad. “Race and Robben Island: The Politics of Penal Organization and its Relationship to Apartheid” in Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penal Code(s), (Trenton: Africa World Press, 2007), 147-155    
2003    Shabazz, Rashad. “The Road Less Traveled: Rethinking Prison Education” Community and the World: Participating in Social Change (Happaug, Nova Science, 2003), 177-182

Manuscripts Under Review
2012    Inwood, Josh & Shabazz, Rashad. Black Radical Geographies, University of Georgia Press
2012    Shabazz, Rashad. “Walls turned sideways are bridges”: Carceral Scripts and the Transformation of Prison Space. ACME
2012    Shabazz, Rashad. “Black Radicalism and the Erotic: Remapping the Boundaries of Blackness In James Baldwin’s Another Country, Inwood & Shabazz, Black Radical Geographies. University of Georgia Press

In Progress
2012    Shabazz, Rashad, “The Geography of Black Male Sexuality in Richard Wrights’ Native Son”. The Journal of Black Masculinity

Book Reviews
2011     Shabazz, Rashad “How Racism Takes Place”, Urban Geography 32, No. 8 (2011) 1238-39
2009    Shabazz, Rashad “Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones”, WAGADU Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies 7 (2009) 91-94

Book and Journal Editing
2012    Inwood, Josh & Shabazz, Rashad, Black Radical Geographies (Under Review)
2012    Cheng, Wendy, Shabazz, Rashad. Occasions (Invited: In Progress)
2010    Bailey, Marlon. M, Shabazz, Rashad. Gender Place and Culture.  (Forthcoming)  
2006    Davidson, Howard, Shabazz, Rashad. Journal of Prisoners on Prison. Vol. 15  No.1 (2006)

Chrisopher Vaccaro,
Senior Lecturer, Department of English

I recently signed a contract with McFarland Press for a collection of essays for which I am editor and contributor titled "tentatively" Embodiment in Tolkien's Middle-earth.


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