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Barbara LeSavoy, PhD

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5799
Office:  118 Liberal Arts Building

Courses Taught

  • Sex and Culture; Honors Sex and Culture
  • Gender, Race and Class
  • Feminist Theory; Graduate Level Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Research Methods
  • Senior Seminar in Women and Gender Studies
  • Practicum in Women and Gender Studies

International Teaching

New York- St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

  • Threshold Concepts in Women and Gender Studies,Summer '16
  • The Sex Wars: Bodies, Laboring, and Reproduction,Summer '15
  • Riot Grrrl to Little Women: Politics of Identity and Place,Summer '14

Teaching / Research Interests

  • Gender-based Violence and Trauma Movements
  • Global and Intersectional Perspectives on Women and Gender
  • Women's Stories as Feminist Standpoint
  • Theorizing Gender and Popular Culture
  • International Women's Day: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
  • Sex and Education (1873): Historical and Contemporary Perspectives


  • University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Educational Leadership and PolicyPhD, Social Foundations of Higher Education, May 2004
    Research/Reading Focus, Women in Education
  • Boston University, Boston, MA School of EducationEdM, Adult and Continuing Education, May 1986
  • HERS Bryn Mawr Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA Bryn Mawr University Women in Higher Education Administration, July 2013
  • Anglo School, London, England Royal Society of Arts, English as a Second Language, May 1982
  • Rhode Island Collage, Providence, RI BS, Elementary Eduation/Early Childhood, May 1981
    Teaching Concentration: English Literature/Language Arts


  • Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence, Spring '17
  • Fanne Barrie Williams Women of Courage Faculty Award, Spring '16
  • Ronald E. Fontaine Faculty Student Scholarly Engagement Awards, SUNY Brockport, Spring '15
  • Diversity Engagement Award, SUNY Brockport, Fall '13
  • Outstanding Service to Students Award, SUNY Brockport, Spring '13
  • Academic;Advisement Award, SUNY Brockport, Spring '13
  • Honorable Mention, Mixed and Imagined,University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Institute Faculty Juried, "If I had a Camera ...Re-Imagining Film and Media Through a Feminist Lens," March '13
  • Emerging Leader Award, American Association of University Women, April '12
  • Mentor of the Year, McNair/CStep, SUNY Brockport, Spring '08

Last Updated 7/23/21