• Committee: Mary Trigg, Joanna Regulska, Carlos Decena
  • Post-MA Employment/Education: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, West Virginia University
  • Thesis/Practicum: Practicum: Feminist Experiential Learning with Institute for Women's Leadership (Rutgers University)

Cynthia Gorman received a B.A. in Political Science from Bates College and an M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Cynthia directed the Community Leadership Action and Service Project (CLASP) at the Institute for Women's Leadership, a program which she developed through her Master's practicum with the Institute. After completing her PhD in 2013, Cynthia worked as an Instructor of Leadership Studies at West Virginia University. Her research focuses on the gender politics of nationalisms, the geopolitical context of human rights discourse, refugee-asylum law in the post-Cold War era, and the development of gender-based persecution jurisprudence in the United States. Other interests include community-based activism and feminist pedagogies.