Baishakhi Taylor

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

 
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Baishakhi Taylor joined the Middlebury administration in August 2015 as dean of students. In her current role as Vice President for Student Affairs, she oversees residential life including the Common system, judicial affairs, health and wellness education, student activities, orientation, Parton Center for Health & Wellness, and the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. She is an Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and a faculty mentor for BOLD Women’s Leadership Program.

Taylor holds a master’s degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Northern Iowa and a PhD in sociology from the University of Kentucky. A native of Calcutta, India, she did her undergraduate work in India and moved to the United States in 2000. Prior to coming to Middlebury, Taylor served as associate dean for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, where she oversaw the academic life of roughly 800 students. At Duke, she also spearheaded the creation of Duke’s strategic partnership in India and directed the civic engagement program for 8 years. Her current research focuses on issues of sexuality and gender in South Asia.

Her most recent articles are:

  1. Ewing, K., & Taylor, B. (2018) The Ungendered Self: Sex Reassignment, The Third Gender, and Gender Fluidity in India. In Friedman & Strauss (Eds.) Political Sentiments and Social Movements: The Person in Politics and Culture. New York: Palgrave, Macmillan.
  2. Proeschold-Bell, R.J., Reif, B., Taylor, B., Yao.J, Byrd, E. (2016). Substance use outcomes of an integrated HIV-substance use treatment model implemented by social workers and HIV medical providers. Health Social 41 (1): e1-e10.
 

Courses

Course List: 

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GSFS 0261 / SOCI 0261 - Globalizing Gender      

Globalizing Gender
In this course we will explore gender and the process of gendering as a complex and evolving global phenomenon of the 21st century. The readings will focus on the politics and experience of gender and sexualities in various parts of the world, including India, Pakistan, Muslim minorities in South Asia, and among diasporic communities in Europe and the United States. Through lectures and small group discussions, we will critique and analyze themes including third gender, masculinity, changing practices of marriage, the politics of sexuality, and the impact of the women’s movement, and gay rights movement on existing understanding of gendered traditions. (National/Transnational Feminisms) 3 hrs. lect./disc. CMP SOC

Fall 2017, Fall 2019

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GSFS 0500 - Independent Study      

Independent Study
(Approval required)

Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020

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SOAN 0261 / GSFS 0261 - Globalizing Gender      

Globalizing Gender
In this course we will explore gender and the process of gendering as a complex and evolving global phenomenon of the 21st century. The readings will focus on the politics and experience of gender and sexualities in various parts of the world, including India, Pakistan, Muslim minorities in South Asia, and among diasporic communities in Europe and the United States. Through lectures and small group discussions, we will critique and analyze themes including third gender, masculinity, changing practices of marriage, the politics of sexuality, and the impact of the women’s movement, and gay rights movement on existing understanding of gendered traditions. 3 hrs. lect./disc. (Sociology) /(National/Transnational Feminisms)/ CMP SOC

Fall 2016

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