Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 153



333 Landrum Bolling Center

Office Hours
Varies depending on the semester but you can always schedule to see me through the social science office.

JoAnn Martin

Professor of Sociology/Anthropology; Convener of Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies Program


  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies


  • Ph.D., U of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., U of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Indiana University

Selected Courses

I love all the courses I teach but my favorites are Contemporary Social Thought and Women, Gender and Sexuality. I love Contemporary because I get to watch students gain confidence in their abilities to read, think and discuss complicated ideas. I love Women, Gender and Sexuality because the material connects with student's lives in personal ways. The time I get to spend with these students both in class and outside of class as they explore the significance of this material constantly challenges me to rethink my own views of the world.


JoAnn Martin has decades of experience researching social movements, and now explores the interactions between humans and non-human animals. Her favorite courses, though, are Contemporary Social Thought and Women, Gender and Sexuality. In those courses she sees students gain confidence in their ability to read, think, and discuss complicated ideas. She also sees them connect the material to their own lives—and their insights constantly challenge her own views of the world.

“I teach at Earlham because the students are great,” JoAnn says. “Our students love to be challenged, so I get to teach courses that I wouldn't be able to teach anywhere else.”

Professional Memberships

American Anthropology Association
Society for Cultural Anthropology
American Ethnology Association

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