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📞: 303-615-2052
✉: GITA@msudenver.edu

 

Mailing Address:
Campus Box 36
PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

Campus Location:
Boulder Creek, Room 132
950 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204


Katherine_Martinez

Dr. Katherine Martinez
Director / Department Chair


303-615-1995



kmart128@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
Boulder Creek

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
36


Directory Profile

Bio:

Katherine Martinez, Ph.D., grew up in Southwestern Colorado and attended college as a first-generation student.  They began their academic career interested in criminology, later realizing that they mostly had an interest in gender within the criminal justice system.  As such, Kat studied abroad in The Netherlands as an undergraduate in 2002 to learn about sex and gender, completing a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with additional certification in Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies in 2011.  Kat's dissertation research focused on bodies and embodiment, relating specifically to self-objectification, for consensual bondage, discipline, Dominance/submission, sadomasochism (BDSM) participants.

One chapter of their dissertation can be found in the Journal of Sex Research.  Another can be found in the Journal of Homosexuality.  The third and final chapter has been accepted for publication in Sexualities for Fall 2020.  Today, Kat writes and teaches on a range of topics about bodies/embodiment, gender, race, class and sexuality at the Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy.  Their more recent research examines sibling-to-sibling violence and the ways in which individuals experience and come to understand their experiences with this form of violence.  Kat's four co-authored articles can be found in the Journal of GLBT Family StudiesJournal of Family Violence, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence.  Kat has also co-published a book chapter in the Handbook of Sexuality Leadership.  Their broader academic interests are in queer theories, practices, and activism, critical race studies, and feminist-marxism.



Netty Rodriguez

Eneri "Netty" Rodriguez Arauz
Associate Director


303-615-2036



erodri31@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
Boulder Creek

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
36


Directory Profile

Bio:

Eneri "Netty" Rodriguez received their MA in Women's Studies from San Diego State University and their BA in Chicana/o Studies and English Literature from UC Santa Barbara.  They moved to Denver in 2008 and joined the MSU Denver Gender Institute for Teachin and Advocacy as Affiliate Faculty the following summer.  Netty also worked for Project PAVE, a non-profit organization in Denver whose mission it is to empower youth to end the cycle of relationship violence. Netty has a particular interest in representations in media and popular culture, with an undeniable love for horror movies!



Soj Sirivanchai

Soj Sirivanchai
Retention and Success Advisor


303-615-2037



ssirivan@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
Boulder Creek

Office Number:
132

Campus Box Number:
36


Directory Profile

Bio:

Soj Sirivanchai completed their B.S. in Biology, minoring in Chemistry from The University of Colorado, Denver.  They then went on to complete a Master of Science in Microbiology from the University of California, Berkeley.  As the first person in their family to attend college, Soj is most passionate about increasing access to higher education for historically underrepresented folks.  Soj hopes to assist students in finding their own empowerment through holistic advising, community building, and advocacy.



Javonne Archibeque

Javonne Archibeque
Department Coordinator


303-605-5769



jarchib2@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Part-Time Staff

Office Location:
Boulder Creek

Campus Box Number:
36


Directory Profile



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