Contact Information

Email: marcu@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-4154
Location: Sloss House, Room 203B
  Google Scholar | Summer in Berlin

Dr. Ruxandra V. Marcu 

Director

Faculty Affiliate, Program in Women's and Gender Studies

She, her, hers

 

Education

Ph.D., German and Comparative Literature, Washington University in St. Louis  

M.A. & B.A., German Studies, Bowling Green State University 

 

Selected University Involvement

International Faculty and Staff Association, founding member and co-chair

NCORE-ISCORE Scholars Program Student Learning Facilitator

Sexual Misconduct Leadership Committee

Student Conduct Board member

University Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equity, current Chair

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Council

Women's and Gender Studies Curriculum Committee

Women's and Gender Studies Steering Committee

 

Selected Community Involvement 

ACLU of Iowa Board of Directors, appointed April 2020

Ames Public Library Board of Trustees, appointed April 2019

 

What I Can Speak On

I am a queer Romanian-born scholar of gender and cultural studies. I'm trained in comparative cultural studies with a focus on Western Europe but my current work centers feminist and queer movements in the US and Eastern Europe. I'm particularly interested in social uprisings, queer liberation movements, feminist movements, and immigration narratives. I use visual culture, film, memorials, and archival content as entry into these topics.

In 2021, I began my study of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) with the Trauma Research Institute in Claremont, California as a way to better understand resiliency, trauma, and collective healing. This adds to my academic study of social movements and resistance work and informs my work in holistic student support and advocacy on campus.

You can find me on Twitter @sandra_marcu.