Center for Women at Emory (CWE) reports to the Provost’s Office and serves faculty, staff, students, and the community. We promote gender equity and inclusion, develop women leaders, and provide education on gender i
ssues. Our signature programs are listed here
Interim Director, Center for Women
Hello all! My name is Danielle Steele, and I am the Interim Director of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life and the Center for Women, in the Division of Campus Life. As the Interim Director, I work to maintain and enhance educational, social, referral, and resource programs and support services for students regarding issues of sexual and gender identities. Although my tasks vary from day to day, some of responsibilities include advising Emory Pride, assessing and maintaining the Emory Safe Space Program and its affiliated events, and hiring and supervising student staff (if you are looking for a job on campus, shoot me an email!). Plus, I assist in planning and coordinating special events such as our annual Pride Awards and Emory’s participation in Atlanta Pride. When not serving on committees or meeting with students, you can find me in my office with an open door. Come by and say hello!
When not at work at Emory, you can probably find me with my wife at our house in Decatur where I spend much of my time attempting, and sometimes succeeding at, home projects and gardening. On the weekends, we enjoy exploring all the area has to offer, from attending local festivals to hiking in state and national forests. We also like to get out of town to visit friends and family. Finally, I love coffee, so if you’re ever in need of a coffee break, I can usually find the time to join you.
Previous to my start at Emory in 2010, I worked as the Coordinator of GLBT Services at the University of Maine in Orono where I received my Master of Education in Student Development in Higher Education. Prior to my time in Maine, I earned my Bachelor in Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in my hometown of Knoxville. In addition to and as part of my work as Assistant Director in the Office of LGBT Life, I serve as the Regions Working Chair for for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals.
Assistant Director, Center for Women
Chanel Craft is currently a PhD candidate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. She holds a M.A. in Women’s Studies from Georgia State University and a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. She sees herself as a scholar-activist with areas of specialization in US Third World feminism, hip-hop feminism, cultural studies, critical media literacy, and critical prison studies. She is currently completing her dissertation “Police Stay on Us Like Tattoos: Constructions of a Prison State in Hip Hop.” Her dissertation uses a US Third World feminist framework to analyze the ways in which hip-hop artists uses their cultural productions to construct their lived environments as borders between confinement and freedom. Continuing to blur the lines between activism and the academy, she organized the Runway for Peace as part of the US Social Forum, she is a founding member of the African American Studies Collective at Emory University where she was a part of the planning team for the Alien Bodies Conference, and she is a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Tiffany Del Valle
Program Coordinator, Center for Women
Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany Del Valle, and I am the Program Coordinator at the Center for Women. As the Program Coordinator, I assist in the development and implementation of program initiatives focused on gender based education, women's leadership, and instituational transformation. Some of my responsbilities include:event coordination, budgeting, processing grants, marketing and publicity, and program assessment. I also work with our amazing students to bring their ideas and projects to life.
In my spare time, you can most likely find me with my nose in a book, thrifting for goodies (usually more books), or exploring the many restaurants of Atlanta. I also love to travel, write short stories, and video chat with my three adorable nieces.
I am currently serving my third term as President of the Georgia Women's Conference. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with a focus in women's literature from Georgia State University. I also serve as a facilitator for diversity workshops and safe space trainings at other academic institutions. I always take a pedagogical approach to any project I undertake and I am committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for the women of Emory.
Graduate Fellow, Center for Women
Hemangini is a sixth year PhD candidate in the Deptartment of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies here at Emory. Her current project examines relationships between labor, gender, and neoliberalism amongst a group of newly professional women in India's Information Technology capital, Bangalore. Prior to Emory she received a Masters degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and worked as a journalist in India between 2002-2006 reporting on gender, sexuality, activism and urban life. She was introduced to feminist activism through involvement in public and community art projects around street sexual harassment and public violence against women in India.
MSV Graduate Assistant, Center for Women
Dominick Rolle supports the the Emory-Men Stopping Violence Initiative, coordinating outreach, conducting presentations, and serving as the teaching assistant for the course Male Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Critical Issues and Concepts. As a graduate student pursuing his Ph.D. in English at Emory, his interests are mainly in 20th century African American Literature, Anglo Caribbean literature, and gender studies. Dominick received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2008. Prior to matriculating to Emory, Dominick was actively involved in social work and community building during his time in Charlottesville, VA. For two years he served as a youth counselor in a state supported home for youth and as a regional veteran peer representative for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. As a former veteran of the United States Navy who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was well suited to advocate for the needs of displaced veterans and their spouses in the central Virginia area. Through his experience in helping traumatized youth, on one hand, and veterans and their partners who are often affected by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dominick possesses both the empathy and knowledge necessary to advocate for, support, and promote the Emory-Men Stopping Violence Initiative.