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Professor in the History of Ideas; Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

Susan Reverby, professor in the history of ideas and professor of women’s and gender studies, is a leading authority on the Tuskegee syphilis study.  Reverby is a sought after expert and award-winning author on the topic. The current issue of the American Journal of Public Health includes her op-ed, and she's been cited recently by the New York Times and STAT, among others. Reverby is also widely known for uncovering documents that showed in the 1940s that U.S. government experiments knowingly infected hundreds of Guatemalans with syphilis and gonorrhea.

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

Laura Grattan, assistant professor of political science, is the author of the recently published book

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Irene Mata, associate professor of women's and gender studies, is a specialist in the study of immigration and immigrants and how immigrants are culturally represented and perceived.

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