New Director of Women’s Studies at Auburn University

This fall Joyce de Vries will assume the directorship of the women’s studies program at Auburn University in Alabama. She is an associate professor of art at the university. As an affiliate faculty member, Professor deVries has taught a women’s studies introductory class and a course on gender issues in the visual arts. She is the author of Caterina Sforza and the Art of Appearances: Women and Gender in the Early Modern World (Ashgate, 2010).

Professor de Vries is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois. She has been on the Auburn University faculty since 2003. She previously taught at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, and the University of Illinois.

The women’s studies program at Auburn offers courses in 20 disciplines. The program offers minors in women’s studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level. About 1,600 students at Auburn take women’s studies courses each year.

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