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Dr. Susannah Bartlow, Director

Dr. Susannah Bartlow joined Marquette Aug. 1, 2012, as director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. She previously served as founding director of the Women’s Center at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn.

While at Dickinson College, Dr. Bartlow was a contributing faculty member in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Dr. Bartlow earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Bryn Mawr College, and a master of arts and a doctoral degree in English from University of Buffalo.

Phone: (414) 288-0704
Email: susannah.bartlow@marquette.edu

Jeanette Martin, Program Assistant

Jeanette Martin is a first generation Chicana, born and raised on Milwaukee's Southside. Driven by her lived experience as a child of economic refugees from Mexico, her personal journey has been using art as a healing tool, and combining that with community organizing. She received her MA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago receiving her Masters of Art in Art Education. Jeanette's underlying passion for accessibility to cultural arts, social justice and transformation moves her to co-create sustainable and dignified pojects, programs and spaces for marginalized communities in Milwaukee.

Phone: (414) 288-4973
Email: jeanette.martin@marquette.edu

Kathryn Chelsea Connor, Graduate Assistant

Kathryn Chelsea Connor (Kat) is a graduate assistant at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) and 3L law student at Marquette University Law School. Prior to attending Marquette, she attended and graduated magna cum laude from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. While there, she studied American politics and popular culture as a Political Science major with a double-minor in Creative Writing and Film.

In 2008, she wrote and defended her honors thesis, From G-Men to Geek Men: Representations of the FBI’S Special Agent in Post-9/11 Films and Television. On campus, Kat was involved with HU’s Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CASA), as well as Residence Life and worked to create a CASA-Resident Advisor Liaison position within the university.

At the GSRC, Kat works mostly in the area of gender-based violence, conducts preliminary research for Director Susannah Bartlow, and this year is co-facilitating student Safe Zone trainings with Program Assistant Jeanette Martin. After completing her J.D. in May, Kat hopes to work it the areas of intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution—with a focus on the intersections of law and social justice.


Arielle Ordonez, Graduate Assistant

Arielle Ordonez joined the center as a Graduate Assistant during the Spring 2014 semester. She is currently in her last year as a graduate student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Marquette University. At the center, she has been contributing with administrative tasks such as assisting with Safety Zone training, student outreach during Organization Fest, and helping with the start-up of the new Volunteer program that the GSRC is launching this fall.

Amanda Smith, Student Assistant

Amanda Smith serves as the student outreach coordinator at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at Marquette University. At the center, she interacts with the student population while making sure that their needs and wants are heard. She started a volunteer program at the center geared towards giving students the opportunity to work with and learned more about the issues surrounding gendern and sexuality. Born and raised in Maywood, IL, she advocates for womens, African American, and LGBTQ rights. She is passionate about the youth of our communities and lives by the Golden Rule. Amanda is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Family Studies. Upon graduation in the fall of 2016, she aspires to attend graduate school in pursuit of a Master in Social Work. She will pursue a career in family and youth related social work as well as begin her own non-profit business geared towards education disadvantaged youth in urban communities. She also serves as the current Vice-President and Historian of NAACP-Marquette.

2014-15 Faculty Fellows


Dr. Debra Oswald, Associate Professor of Psychology

We give a warm welcome to our Fall 2014 Faculty-in-Residence at the Center! Dr. Debra Oswald is an Associate Professor of Psychology. Dr. Oswald applies social psychology theories to understand a number of social issues. Dr. Oswald’s primary research interests focus on two areas: social stigmatization and interpersonal relationships.

Dr. Oswald shares with us, “I am delighted to be the Faculty-in-Residence Scholar with the GSRC this fall. During this semester I will be starting a project that investigates how experiencing sexist events impacts young women's lives, including their career aspirations, self-esteem, and wellbeing. I am particularly interested in examining the differential impact of hostile (overt) and benevolent (paternalistic) sexism on young women's lives. It is my hope that by understanding the harm that sexism causes women, we can work to support women's development.”

2013-14 Faculty Fellows

The center’s first Faculty Fellows helped shape the center’s academic programming and enhance interdisciplinary collaboration on scholarly work related to gender and sexuality issues.