Staff

 


Dr. Natalie Bennett is the Director of the Women's Leadership and Resource Center.

Natalie D. A. Bennett, Ph.D. comes to Women’s Leadership & Resource Center as a scholar-activist whose research, teaching and activism centers the lives of black women and girls. Her interests are transnational in scope, located at the intersection of black feminisms, gender/class/sexuality and social policy in Jamaica, and migrations in the African diaspora.

Dr. Bennett has taught at Hunter College (CUNY), Long Island University, University of Nebraska, DePaul University and University of Illinois at Chicago. Her publications focus on transnational migration and Caribbean immigrant women’s labor, racial and sexual identities among African American lesbians and the politics of same-sexualities in Jamaica.

Dr. Bennett received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology and Sociology from Union College (Schenectady, New York) and her doctorate (PhD) in Sociology from University of Michigan. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director of Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ramona Gupta is the Associate Director of the Women's Leadership and Resource Center.
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Keisa Reynolds is the Assistant Program Director of the Women's Leadership and Resource Center. They are a certified rape crisis counselor in Illinois and California and have training in other areas including domestic violence, community violence, trauma, and restorative justice. They are also a writer and community educator working with organizations in Chicago and San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Cultural Studies program, they are a MA candidate in Women's Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago.