Staff

Staff

Gail Cohee

Director
Gail_Cohee@brown.edu

Felicia Salinas-Moniz

Assistant Director
Felicia_Salinas@brown.edu

Amy Chin

Graduate Student Programs
Amy_Chin@brown.edu

Lydia Kelow-Bennett

Graduate Student Programs
Lydia_Kelow_Bennett@brown.edu

Alex B

Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse
casara@brown.edu

Naomi Chasek-Macfoy

Women Students at Brown
Naomi_Chasek-Macfoy@brown.edu

Bethlehem Desta

Community Gallery
Bethlehem_Desta@brown.edu

Giselle Flores Alvarado

Women's History Series
Giselle_Flores_Alvarado@brown.edu


Annie Furuyama

Digital Communications, Women of Color Collective
Ann_Furuyama@brown.edu

Susannah Howe

Digital Communications
Susannah_Howe@brown.edu

Malana Krongelb

Library
Malana_Krongelb@brown.edu

Krissy Pelley

Community Gallery
Kristine_Pelley@brown.edu

Kara Roanhorse

Women's History Series
Kara_Roanhorse@brown.edu

Sofia Rower

General Programs
Sofia_Rower@brown.edu

Nadia Wolff

Graphic Design
Nadia_Wolff@brown.edu

 

Bios

Gail Cohee

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 Salinas-Moniz

Felicia earned her Ph.D. in American Studies from Brown University and has worked as an administrator at the university for the past 6 years. In Spring 2018, 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.

Amy Chin

Amy is a grad coordinator at the SDWC. She holds a BS in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University and a MSc in Migration Studies from Oxford University. Before coming to Brown, she spent time working at National Domestic Workers Alliance in New York and later in the labor movement in Guangzhou. Amy leads the Feminist Pedagogy Series and plans self-care and mental health events at the SDWC. Most days she is trying to live life like it’s golden.

Lydia Kelow-Bennett

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. 

Alex B

Alex B is a junior from Massachusetts concentrating in History and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Outside of their work at Sarah Doyle, they love community organizing, teaching, and singing.

Naomi Chasek-Macfoy

Naomi is a senior from Brooklyn, New York studying Africana Studies with an interest in the general function of systems of power in society. 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 Desta 

Bethlehem is a fourth-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. 

Giselle Flores Alvarado

Giselle is a Mexican-American woman from Southern California who is currently a second year thinking about concentrating in Literary Arts and Ethnic Studies. She wants to produce work that creates good representation and gives marginalized identities a voice. When she isn't writing, she enjoys dancing, reading, and a good cup of coffee. Giselle is one of the Women's History Series Coordinators.

Annie Furuyama

Annie is a senior and American Studies concentrator from Los Angeles. She is the Digital Communications Coordinator for Spring 2017. When she's not dreaming about sunny LA skies, Annie likes to think about race, gender, and community.


Susannah Howe

Susannah is a senior from Newton, Massachusetts and one of the SDWC's Digital Communications Coordinators. This year, she will be focusing on the SDWC’s website. 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, a peer educator for the Sexual Health Awareness Group (SHAG), and a BuDS cashier. Her interests include sexual health education as radical practice, fighting systems of oppression from within & without, queer femme resistance, and dyeing her hair.

Malana Krongelb

Originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, Malana is fourth year student at Brown majoring in Ethnic Studies. She founded and curated the SDWC's Zine Collection and the Pembroke Center's accompanying archival set. Feel free to ask her any questions on zines, the New York Yankees, or how to pop and lock. 

Krissy Pelley

Krissy studies animation, video, gender, and sexuality in the Brown/RISD Dual Degree program, and they dream of one day starting their own studio. In their studies at Brown, they focus on children's programming and representation of marginalized identities. At RISD, their work encompasses various dialogues about queerness, bodily autonomy, and physical presence. In addition to co-coordinating the Sarah Doyle Gallery, they work as an RA and Barista over on RISD's campus. When they're not on campus, they're likely haunting a local coffee shop.

Kara Roanhorse

Kara is a senior from To'hajiilee, New Mexico studying Ethnic Studies with a focus on race, the internet, settler-colonialism, decolonization, and critical indigenous theory. She is also an avid photographer and Diné (Navajo) language learner. When she's not studying, Kara is busy being a member of Native Americans at Brown (NAB) and hopes to strengthen relationships with local tribes, bolster institutional support for Native students, and promote indigenous-led activism on campus. Kara is one of the co-coordinators for the Women's History Series at the SDWC.

Sofia Robledo Rower

Sofia Robledo Rower is a senior concentrating in Africana Studies and Ethnic Studies. She is also a member of the prison abolition group Students Against the Prison Industrial Complex (SAPIC). Sofia loves tarot, painting, cultural studies and cooking. 

Nadia Wolff

Nadia is a sophomore in the Brown/RISD Dual Degree program, studying Textile Design at RISD, and interested in Africana Studies at Brown. They are the Graphic Designer for the SDWC for the 2017-18 year. They are a Miami native, and write and make visual art and performance work interested in Caribbean diaspora blackness, femme identity, gender transgressions, tenderness, and light.