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Ann Russo

  • Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies; Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies; LGBTQ Studies; Critical Ethnic Studies , Director of The Women's Center
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Phone: (773)325-1774
Ann Russo is a Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies and Director of the Women’s Center. She is an active participant in queer, antiracist, and feminist movement building at DePaul and in Chicago and beyond. Her scholarly and activist work engages transformative justice and prison abolitionist theories and practices that cultivate communal healing, intervention, accountability, and transformation in response to systemic interpersonal and state violence. Over the years she has worked with others to build DePaul resources for LGBTQIA+ communities and for survivors of sexual and other forms of oppression and violence. She is the co-founder with Michele Emery (DePaul MA WGS student) of the Building Communities, Ending Violence Project in 2010. Over the past 20 plus years, she has also collaborated with many community-based organizations in Chicago including Love & Protect, Project Nia, Chicago Freedom School, Women and Girls Collective Action Network, Rape Victim Advocates, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, and Queer White Allies Against Racism.

Recent Works:
​Majors Publications: Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power.  New York University Press, 2018. Talking Back, Acting Out: Women Negotiating the Media Across Cultures, co-edited with Sandra Jackson.  Peter Lang, 2002. Taking Back Our Lives: A Call to Action for the Feminist Movement. Routledge, 2001. Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, co-edited with Chandra Talpade Mohanty and Lourdes Torres.  Indiana University Press, 1991.

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