Faculty & Staff

Program Director

Iveta Jusová, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton College
Program Director (ijusova@carleton.edu)

Professor Iveta Jusová received her Ph.D. in British literature and Cultural Studies from Miami University, Oxford, OH, in 2000. Her MA in Czech and English is from Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic. Her first book, The New Woman and the Empire (Ohio State University Press, 2005), explores the intersections of gender, race, and colonial issues in the work of four British New Women writers: Sarah Grand, George Egerton, Elizabeth Robins, and Amy Levy. Her second book, Czech Feminisms: Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe, co-edited with Jirina Siklová, was awarded the 2017 Heldt Prize for best book in Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian women's and gender studies.

Professor Jusová has also published numerous articles on European women writers, actresses and filmmakers in both US and European academic journals. In June 2015 Jusová was the Lawrence and Lee Visiting Research Scholar at OSU’s Theatre Research Institute; in 2010 she was the Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker at Beacon College; and in 2008 she was an invited participant in a panel discussion on (and with) Julia Kristeva as part of the Dagmar and Václav Havel “Vize” Annual Award Ceremony in Prague. Professor Jusová has taught courses in British and world literatures, global feminisms, feminist and queer theory, and feminist methodology.

The Program Director conducts the orientation session, leads seminars, facilitates discussion, guides the independent research projects, and evaluates students’ work.

Teaching Assistant and Resident Advisor

Nadia Spock, BA in Gender Studies and Journalism, Knox College (2017)
Teaching Assistant and Resident Advisor (nkspock@knox.edu)

Nadia Spock graduated from Knox College in 2017 with a BA in Gender Studies and Journalism. At Knox she worked as an editor for The Knox Student, the college’s student-run newspaper. Nadia has been recognized on the local and national level for her reporting on several topics, including an investigative piece on street harassment in Galesburg, Illinois. Nadia was a WGSE student in 2016 and returned to be the program’s Teaching Assistant for the fall of 2017. While on the program she conducted research on the social justice focused work and motivations of independent media makers, with an emphasis on the authors and creators of zines. As a writer and journalist, Nadia is passionate about challenging dominant narratives and exploring alternative forms of storytelling. 

Nadia lives in Chicago, Illinois and is currently working as a Senior Caregiver. She’s eager to make the trek across Europe for a third time, joining Program Director Iveta Jusová as the WGSE Teaching and Resident Advisor. Nadia hopes to facilitate an inclusive study abroad experience that’s conducive to learning and personal growth. Nadia uses she/her/hers pronouns.

Affiliated Faculty

At each program site, students take seminars and attend lectures with NGOs, artists, activists, and professors from affiliated European universities, including Utrecht University (the Netherlands), Humboldt University (Germany), Charles University (the Czech Republic), and Jagiellonian University (Poland).

On-site Staff

For additional logistical, cross-cultural, and academic support at each program site, the WGSE program has a Resident Coordinator in each program site, who is usually a local resident working in the field of Women's and Gender Studies.

On-Site Staff in Utrecht

Resident Coordinators:

  • Christine Quinan, Ph.D., Gender Studies, Utrecht University
  • Eva Midden, Ph.D., Gender Studies, Utrecht University

On-site Assistants:

  • Svenja Engels, MA
  • Lu Lodi, BA

On-Site Staff in Berlin

Resident and Homestay Coordinators:

  • Ipek Ipekcioglu, Dipl. Soz.Päd, GLADT foundation
  • Anke Brucker, Dipl. Soz.Päd

Humboldt University Coordinator:

  • Kathrin Tordasi, Ph.D., English and American Studies & Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University

On-Site Staff in Krakow

Resident Coordinator:

  • Beata Kozak, MA, EfKA foundation

On-Site Staff in Prague

Resident Coordinator:

  • Prague Gender Studies Center staff

Homestay Coordinator:

  • Beatrice Landovská, Mgr.

On-site Assistant:

  • Barbara Mainer, BA

Additionally, when needed, a Program Assistant — typically a WGSE program alumnus/a — provides additional support throughout the semester abroad.