Did you know that at Siena, all courses are faculty-taught? No TAs, no grad students. Here, you'll be learning from professors with impressive credentials, who all happen to be incredible and inspiring people, too. So we thought, why not kick off a new Q&A series on the blog where you can learn more about them? In honor of Women's History Month, we're starting off with Dr. Laurie Naranch. Interested in gender studies? Read on.
Name: Laurie E. Naranch, Ph.D.
Title: Director, Women's Studies Minor; Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science Department
Current Town: Round Lake, NY
Favorite book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
About the photo you see here: This pic was taken on the Fair Trade/Women's Studies trip in February 2016 to Guatemala. Dr. Naranch, second from the left, is joined by students and colleagues.
Q: What do you love about being able to teach both political science and women's studies courses at Siena?
Gender studies has personal, scholarly and professional relevance in all subject areas and careers. You can pursue this passion from whatever location you find yourself.