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Humanities Lab Team


Sally Kitch

Founding Director

Dr. Sally L. Kitch is a University and Regents Professor of women’s and gender studies, founding director of the Institute for Humanities Research and of the Humanities Lab at ASU. Her Specialties include: feminist theory and epistemology, the historical analysis of gender ideologies, and the gender of sustainability.


Juliann Vitullo


Dr. Vitullo is a faculty member with the School of International Letters and Cultures and a Senior Sustainability Scholar in the Global Institute of Sustainability. Her scholarship has focused on various aspects of medieval, early modern, and contemporary Italian culture with an emphasis on the relationship between narratives and the material world, including food systems. Her current research and community-based teaching emphasize the importance of preserving the cultural and ecological knowledge of traditional and Indigenous foodways globally.


Heather Switzer


Dr. Switzer is an associate professor with the School for Social Transformation. Her interdisciplinary research combines several fields including critical girlhood studies, critical development and globalization studies, transnational feminist theory, feminist disability studies, feminist methodologies, and feminist methods.


Monica Boyd

Program Coordinator Senior

Dr. Boyd is the Sr. Program Coordinator for the Humanities Lab. Her work into gender and sexuality studies combines qualitative methods with traditional humanities methods for more holistic insights. She also enjoys working with faculty to help them develop their Lab courses as well as engaging in student-centered teaching herself.


Maureen Kobierowski

Program Coordinator/Marketing

Maureen Kobierowski is the Marketing and Communications Program Coordinator for the Humanities Lab. Her work spans facets of strategic marketing, content creation, community relations and design. She is a graduate of Tempe Leadership, a commissioner for the City of Tempe Arts and Culture Commission and Co-creator of the Annual Neighborhood Olympics in the downtown Tempe community.


Pamela Hintze

Business Operations Specialist

Pamela Hintze is the Business Operations Specialist for the Humanities Lab. She has worked in various roles at Arizona State University including Grant Contract Officer Sr., Business Operations Manager and Program Coordinator. She is a non-traditional first generation ASU graduate.


Barbara Fleming

HL Consultant

Barbara is currently the Assistant Director of Academic Services in the School of Internatinal Letters and Cultures (SILC). She earned her MA in French Literature from ASU, and has taught lower-division French for SILC since 2004. Barbara has a background in study abroad and was international coordinator of faculty-directed, partnership, and exchange programs for Western Europe at the Arizona State University Study Abroad Office.


Parker Marano

Office and Communications Assistant

Parker is a Student Worker for the Humanities Lab. They’re a senior in their undergraduate program majoring in Digital Culture (G.I.T.) with an emphasis in Web Design.


Casey Cole

Office and Communications Assistant

Casey Cole is a Student Worker for the Humanities Lab. She is a second year Master’s student in Ethnomusicology through the School of Music, Dance and Theatre.