Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Department Chair:
Greggor Mattson

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6698

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074



Possible Internships Offered through GSFS Alumni


Brown, Gabrielle Lyse '05
Gabrielle Lyse Brown is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the New York City Bar, where she leads the Association’s efforts to enhance diversity in the legal profession across a broad range of internal and external constituents, including law firms, corporate legal departments, nonprofit organizations and educators to foster diverse and inclusive work environments. This October, Gabrielle authored the City Bar's 2015 Diversity Benchmarking Report, which was featured in the New York Times and various other publications. A summary of the findings is available here:

Gabrielle is committed to diversity in the profession and is active in several like-minded organizations. She is a member of the Executive Board of Directors of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, Inc. (PALS), the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP) Advisory Board, The Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP), the Oberlin College Alumni Council, and is a 2014 Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) Fellow and member of the Alumni Board. She speaks regularly on developing diversity and inclusion initiatives, professional readiness, mentoring, and networking.

In her spare time, Gabrielle curates an e-newsletter to help people enjoy networking & small talk: Of Note (A Small Talk Cheat Sheet): (2016)

Possible Winter Term or Summer Internship with the NYC Bar Office for Diversity and Inclusion 

Campbell, Andy '04
Recently joined as Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at USC - Roski School of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California.

Possible Internship: Research Assistant
In the next few years I'll be putting together a book on gay and lesbian leather communities in the 1970s and contemporary artists who mine this period to formulate a queer politics of the present. I anticipate needing assistance with rights/permissions clearance and some archival research / fact-checking at the ONE Archives.This would ideally be a one-month Summer research assistantship (for both '17 and '18) and would include a stipend for housing. Email: (2016)

Keenan-Bolger, Maggie '06

Since graduating from Oberlin I've founded a theatre company called Honest Accomplice Theatre which produces devised pieces of theatre about issues often seen as secretive or shameful or portrayed as one-dimensional. The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, a piece about female and trans sexuality has been touring to colleges along the east coast. We are currently working on a Trans Literacy video series as well as a new devised theatre piece called ReconFIGUREd about the body.

Possible Winter Term (January) and Summer internship: Our company is always looking for engaged, interested people to help us with running a theatre company as well as putting up shows and events. Email at (2016)

Lee, Olimpia '10
Olimpia Lee is a bilingual full-spectrum maternal health professional. She is certified through the Centering Healthcare Institute, the Nosara Yoga Institute, BLOOMA, and The Organization of Labor Assistants for Birth Options and Resources (TOLABOR) as a group facilitator, interdisciplinary yoga instructor specializing in perinatal and therapeutic practices, reproductive options counselor, childbirth educator, and birth doula, or labor assistant. For over eight years, she has worked with schools, non-profit organizations, yoga studios, wellness centers, health clinics and hospitals, granting her a comprehensive and holistic perspective of the field. She currently oversees the Centering Pregnancy program at Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Health in Washington, DC.

After undergoing cancer treatment in 2013, Olimpia became a model and representative for the Prevent Cancer Foundation to raise awareness of issues that affect young adult cancer survivors. She has been featured in Birth Options Alliance, Birth Institute, Women’s Information Network, and StupidCancer. She is dedicated to increasing access to quality integrative health care and education to underserved communities. (2016)

Possible winter term project: Assisting with Centering Pregnancy program for Latina patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington DC. Email me at 

Schiff, Lauren '04

I graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC in 2008 and completed by residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston Medical Center of Boston University. I completed subspecialty training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and currently am an Assistant Professor of Obstetric and Gynecology in the division of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I specialize in fibroid, endometriosis, and pelvic pain care.

Possible Internship: Shadowing/observing in a clinical and operative setting focused on Women's Health Care. Maximum time 2 weeks. Email me at (2016)


Since 1968, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth or ZPG) has been America’s voice for population stabilization. We are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States—we have over 500,000 members, supporters, and participating educators!

Lindsay Apperson
Field and Outreach Fellow
Population Connection
202-332-2200 x 7719

For more possible opportunities please visit the CAST Internship page as well.