Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Office: 215 Lake Ontario Hall
Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/ayanaweekley
Dr. Weekley teaches WGS 343: Black Feminist Thought, WGS 360: Foundations of Feminism, and WGS 200: Introduction to Gender Studies. She has been a faculty fellow for Women’s Leadership House and teaches in Freshman Academy.
Research interests: Her research interests include race, gender, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, black feminist studies, and periodical studies. Her current work examines representations of HIV/AIDS in women’s magazines, including Essence and Cosmopolitan. Dr. Weekley was also a co-convener for the “Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media,” held at Cornell University, Fall 2013.
Dr. Weekley serves as a Volunteer Advocate with the YWCA West Central Michigan.
“Don't We All Want the Same Things?: Race, Feminist Theory, and the Feminist Classroom.” Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy Vol. XXII no. 2, (Winter 2012): 44-56.
“Saving Me Through Erasure?: HIV/AIDS and Respectability in Bill Duke’s Cover.” In Black Female Sexualities. Edited Trimiko Melancon & Joanne M. Braxton. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2015.