Faculty Fellowships are intended to enable University of Chicago faculty to be actively involved with the Center in mutually productive ways as we seek to build an intellectual community of scholars working on gender and sexuality across disciplines.
- Lauren Berlant, English Language and Literature, Director, the LGBTQ Studies Project
- Hillary Chute, English Language and Literature, Director, the Artists' Salon (on leave)
- Cathy Cohen, Political Science, Director, the Feminist Theory Project
- Raúl Coronado, English, Director, Queer Latina/o Studies Project
- Daisy Delagu, Romance Languages and Literatures, Co-director, Pre-modern Body Project
- Rachel Jean-Baptiste, History, Director, Sexualities in Africa and the African Diaspora
- Rochona Majumdar, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, Chair, CSGS Curriculum Committee
- Lucy Pick, Divinity School, Co-director, Pre-modern Body Project
- Kristen Schilt, Sociology, Director of Studies
- Jennifer Wild, Cinema and Media Studies, Director, Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project
- Rebecca Zorach, Art History, Director, the Social Media Project (on leave)
Zahra Jamal, Ph.D., Harvard University, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies
Dr. Zahra N. Jamal is Senior Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where she directs the Civil Islam Initiative. She is also Assistant Director of the Center for the Study of American Muslims at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, and Scholar on the Isma'ili Tariqah and Religious Education Board USA. She was previously on the faculty at Harvard, MIT, and Michigan State University (MSU), and was also the Program Director of Central Asia and International Development at MSU. Her most extensive field research is on Muslim American philanthropy and voluntarism, which has become a major million dollar effort spearheaded by the Aspen Institute and Muslim Advocates. Dr. Jamal has been encouraged to offer Congressional Testimony on her research, and has been enjoined by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's staff and by Ambassador Arnall to guide American and European governments on the "integration" of Muslims into Western societies through civic life. Her research has been funded by the Javits Foundation, Weatherhead Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Hearst Foundation, Byrd Foundation, Das Fund, Menezes Fund, Hemenway Fund, Parish Fund, and the Malcolm Lovett Fund. She has published in the Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East Journal; The Encyclopedia of Islam in America; E-volunteerism; The Pluralism Project; I Speak for Myself; The Wall Street Journal; Huffington Post; and other venues. Dr. Jamal also serves as an ethnographic consultant to the U.S. Department of State, Aspen Institute, the Swiss Development Cooperation, the Aga Khan Development Network, and USAID for projects on conflict resolution, gender equity, human rights, and civic engagement among Muslim communities in North America, Europe, and Central Asia. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, and a double B.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and in Slavic Studies from Rice University.