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Women's and Gender Studies

Justin Sprague Ph.D.

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Women's and Gender Studies

Address: 
Wayne Hall 734
125 W. Rosedale Avenue 
West Chester, PA 19383


Jean Bauer 
610-436-2584 
JBauer@wcupa.edu

Dr. Joan Woolfrey, Interim Chair
JWoolfrey@wcupa.edu

Justin Sprague Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies

Sprague

Dr. Justin Sprague has both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, with concentrations in critical race/ethnic studies and food studies. He also earned an M.A. in Humanities and a B.A. in Communications from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Sprague's research examines the functions of authenticity as a mechanism for racial identification and ethnic identity construction. Centering the cultural narratives of Korean-Americans, he examines what bodies and identities are considered “authentic” in a given racial group/ethnic community context, how the concept is constructed, and in what ways authenticity is moderated through the vehicles of food and motherwork. 

Areas Of Interest

  • Critical Race/Multiracial Studies
  • Ethnic Food and Foodways

  • Motherwork and the Ethics of Care

  • Queer and Intersectional Theory

  • Women of Color and Transnational Feminisms

  • Feminist Pedagogy

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