Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

Director, Women's and Gender Studies
 Co-Director, Center for Social Justice
 Fellow, Faculty Leadership Academy
 Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence

 731 Elm Avenue, Robertson 110
 Norman, OK 73019

 Dr. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson is Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Co-Director of the Center for Social Justice, and a Fellow in the Faculty Leadership Academy and the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Oklahoma. Her research areas include: rhetorical theory and criticism, the intersection of race and gender, black feminism, and Africana philosophical thought. Her current book project, Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism is under contract with Routledge Press. Dr. Davidson’s most recent publications include the co-edited volume Exploring Race in Predominately White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect (2014). Dr. Davidson is currently working on a project about black women and curriculum design, the article “But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Feminism, Axel Honneth, and the Struggle for Recognition,” and a large project that explores the 100-year anniversary of women’s suffrage


Susy Jorgenson

Outreach Coordinator, Women's and Gender Studies Program
 Robertson Hall 113


Jennie Lazar

WGS Academic Advisor
Senior Academic Counselor, College of Arts and Sciences
 Ellison Hall 124


 Megan Smith

Program Coordinator, Center for Social Justice
 Robertson Hall 103

 The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, managing, and implementing the ten programs offered by the Center for Social Justice.


Emma Newberry-Davis

Assistant Director, Take Root Conference
 Robertson Hall 103

Emma Newberry-Davis is the assistant director for the Take Root conference hosted by the WGS Center for Social Justice. She is a proud graduate of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at OU. During her time at OU, she worked for the Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives and the Women’s Outreach Center. She currently provides sexuality and healthy relationship education for a variety of organizations.