Anthropology & Sociology

West Chester University





Lisa C. Ruchti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Sociology

Director of Women's and Gender Studies

     
Dr. Lisa C. Ruchti is a feminist sociologist of gender in the Departments of Women’s and GenderStudies and Anthropology and Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. For over twenty years, Dr. Ruchti has studied, applied, taught, and published in the areas of intersectionality theory and sociology of gender as it relates to the experiences of women of color college students, nursing and other forms of care work,  human trafficking, intimate violence, and immigration. Her publications include Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines: Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing(Temple University Press, 2012) and “Fear, Fraud, and Frank Complexities: The Influence of Gender on Human Trafficking” in Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Routledge, 2013). Dr. Ruchti just received a WCU Foundation grant to publish and expand her current ethnographic research on the experiences of women of color college students to explain their success in college and the obstacles they face.

Professor Lisa Ruchti

Cover of Dr. Ruchti's book
Book cover titled Human Trafficking

 

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Courses Offered by Lisa Ruchti

  • Sociology of Gender (SOC 346, cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Gender, Labor, and Globalization (SOC 366, cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Sex and Society (SOC 362, cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Feminist Theory (WOS 405, cross-listed with Philosophy)
  • Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (WOS 225, IJW)

Areas of Interest

  • Gender and Intersectionality Theory
  • Women of color college students
  • Transnational Care work and Intimacy
  • Ethnography and Qualitative Methods