Graduate Parent Coordinator
Women's History Series Coordinator Naomi_Chasek-Macfoy@brown.edu
Digital Communications Coordinator
Women Students at Brown Coordinator Emma_Phillips@brown.edu
Women's History Series Coordinator Sofia_Rower@brown.edu
Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (CASARA) Coordinator
Gail Cohee holds a Ph.D. in English Literature and Women's Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. Before becoming Director of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center in 2001, she taught courses in British literature, literature by women, and women's studies at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS, and at Skidmore College, the College of Saint Rose, and Siena College in New York. She is a former member of the Governing Council of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA), and is a co-editor of the journal Feminist Teacher. She teaches courses at Brown through the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Gail also coordinates the Sexual Assault Advocates at Brown.
Felicia earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and has worked as an administrator at the university for the past 5 years. In Spring 2017, she will also be a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies. Her scholarly interests include Chicana/Latinx Studies, popular culture, girlhood, and women of color feminisms. In her free time she loves to bake and invent new culinary creations.
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Lydia Kelow-Bennett is a mom, partner, a self-care advocate, and a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Africana Studies, where her research focuses on the convergence and divergence between Black feminist radicalism, Black radical thought, and individual liberalism. She holds an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University, and has 5 years of experience working in student affairs. Lydia cultivates resources and coordinates programs for a diverse community of graduate students, RUE students, and post-doctoral fellows who find themselves in the exciting and challenging role of parent-academics. She preaches and imperfectly practices radical self-care for all academics, especially graduate students. Lydia loves people in all their glorious intersectional being, and cares deeply about holistic forms of social justice. Lydia approaches most everything with a strong sense of humor and is thrilled to be working at the SDWC. She originally hails from Colorado, but considers Washington D.C. her spirit home.
Jieyi Cai is a fourth-year double concentrating in History and Psychology. She serves as a graphic designer for the SDWC as well as for the Brown Center for Students of Color. This semester she is also excited to be helping to teach a First Year Seminar called Asian Americans and Third World Solidarity and to continue her research on intergenerational trauma and mental health in Asian American immigrant families. She is so happy to be on the SDWC staff again and looking forward to working on great projects with a great team!
Naomi is a junior from Brooklyn, New York studying Africana Studies with an interest in the general function of systems of power in society. She is a co-coordinator for Women's History Series at Sarah Doyle this year. She is very interested in color, clothes, and the decorative arts, and you can you can often find her wondering how to bring about a total vision of revolution in this world.
Bethlehem is a third-year undergraduate student studying Ethnic Studies, from San Diego, CA, and with family coming from Ethiopia. At the center, Bethlehem is one of the gallery coordinators, and when not scurrying about the center covered in paint, Bethlehem enjoys thinking about things like gender and sexuality in the African diaspora, prison abolition, and how it is that the photographic arts can be engaged with from a critical Black perspective.
Sage is a senior from Arcata, California, concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies. As well as being the Library Coordinator for the center, she is a Campus Action Intern for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Sage is passionate about reproductive justice and women's health. In her spare time, you can find her riding her bike around Providence or reading in the SDWC.
Annie is a junior and American Studies concentrator from Los Angeles. She helps with general programming at the center, and is also the Minority Peer Counselor Coordinator at the Brown Center for Students of Color. When she's not dreaming about sunny LA skies, Annie likes to think about race, gender, and community accountability.
Susannah is a junior from Newton, Massachusetts and the SDWC's Digital Communications Coordinator. As a public policy concentrator, she is interested in the intersections of patriarchy, capitalism, and welfare policy, as well as many other social policy issues. When she's not at the SDWC, Susannah is a Connect for Health Campus Coordinator, Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG) Coordinator, and intern for the think tank New America's Better Life Lab. Her interests include sexual health education as radical practice, fighting systems of oppression from within & without, queer femme resistance, and dyeing her hair.
Mary is a senior from Chandler, Arizona concentrating in Health and Human Biology with a focus on Racial and Ethnic Disparities. She is passionate about global health, and how race, class and gender operate on a global scale to deprive certain groups of resources and access. This year, she’ll be working on general programming for the center and community-building!
Floripa is in her senior year at Brown from the Pueblo of Isleta in New Mexico. She is concentrating in Public Policy though has strong interests in Indigenous studies. In addition to co-coordinating the Coalition Against Relationship Abuse and Sexual Assault, Floripa also works with the Native Americans at Brown student organization and can be found often at the Brown Center for Students of Color. Other interests include talking about music, income inequality, first generation college students, and the intersection between gender, queerness, and race.
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Emma Phillips is a senior from central California, concentrating in urban studies. She is a co-coordinator for Women Students at Brown, and is so lucky to have worked alongside and learned from the radical feminists and activists at Sarah Doyle for the past three years. She is especially focused on reproductive justice, and forever grateful to Loretta Ross and SisterSong. While living in Havana, she researched universal abortion access within the context of a communist regime, and most recently, worked at a maternal health care clinic in New York City to better understand how holistic health care interventions can extend to historically marginalized populations, while demedicalizing pregnancy and childbirth.
Sofia Robledo Rower is a junior concentrating in Africana Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is editor-in-chief of bluestockings magazine, an intersectional and anti-racist publication. She is also a member of the prison abolition group Students Against the Prison Industrial Complex (SAPIC) and is co-coordinating Women's History Month! Sofia loves tarot, painting, cultural studies and cooking.
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Nico is a senior from good old Rhode Island, double concentrating in music and Africana studies. At the Center, ze works to plan events that encourage and facilitate creative expression in all media. Additionally, ze works as a Sexual Assault Peer Educator. In zer spare time, Nico plays and sings in various music ensembles and makes playlists. Ze is a staunch advocate for access to the arts for all and hopes to work for improved mental health care and against the prison-industrial complex.
Madison is a senior studying history and ethnic studies. They are currently working on events centering trans and queer students, particularly events that will help trans students better prepare to enter the workforce or professional life. Outside of the center, they are the president of the Bruin Club, which works with the Admission Office to coordinate all campus activities related to prospective students. Madison is a first generation college student and is passionate about community building on campus.
Phoebe Young is in her fourth year at Brown and is concentrating in History and Ethnic Studies. This year, she will be piloting the Sarah Doyle FLOW Hours each week to bring you at least a few good playlists and music-focused activities for folks here at SDWC. In her ever-diminishing amounts of spare time, Phoebe is an active member of Natives at Brown (NAB) and a Mellon Mays Fellow. When she’s not answering e-mails or speed walking to a class she’s late to, you’ll probably find her beading, reading, or doing a Muppets impersonation. Sometimes all at once.