Dr. Akanksha Misra
Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies
Akanksha Misra received her Ph.D. in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies from the University of Washington in 2020. She has an M.A. in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey and a bachelor’s of engineering degree from Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, India. Her master’s thesis examined workings of feminist organizations in Turkey and India working with adult survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Her doctoral dissertation research explored the creation of gendered and sexual citizenship through bodies of teachers and children in schools in India and Turkey. Dr. Misra teaches Intro to Gender & Women’s Studies and Global Perspectives on Women’s Issues.