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Theresa Hunt

Hunt, Theresa A.
University Lecturer, HSS
415 CULM, Campus Center 288
About Me Since 1999, Theresa Hunt has been teaching writing, literature and social sciences in Newark. Her career has included teaching English at Malcolm X Shabazz high school, Developmental Writing and ESL at Essex County College, Women’s and Gender studies at Rutgers-Newark, and Humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Theresa’s interests in gender studies and the sociology of technology have informed her work on several projects at NJIT: as program coordinator for the National Science Foundation-funded ADVANCE program, Theresa’s work addresses gender schema bias and helps to promote opportunities for women in science and engineering. As a co-author and facilitator for the Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions (WEAAP) project, also funded by NSF, Theresa hopes to promote the recruitment, retention and promotion of women in engineering across sectors.
Theresa is currently studying Global Affairs at Rutgers University, and frequently travels to Africa and South America to research non-governmental and civil society organizations making innovative use of technology to advance women’s rights. She makes plenty of time for beach stops along the way.
  • BA English and Education, Rutgers Univeristy
  • MA English, Rutgers University
Research Interests
  • Global change and governance
  • Social artistic and literary movements
  • International Human Rights
  • Gender and feminist theory
Hunt, Theresa A. (2009). Unspoken Resistance: Women and the Arpillera Movement in Pinochet’s Chile. Proc of 2009 American Comparative Literature Association Conf., March 26-29, 2009. Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
Hunt, Theresa A. (2009). Addressing the Global Information Deficit: Case Studies on Information Communications Technologies and Violence Against Women in Developing Regions. Proc. of 2009 International Studies Association Conf., February 15-18, 2009. New York, NY.
Hunt, Theresa A. (2009). Moving Beyond Rhetoric: State Sovereignty and Women’s Human Rights in the Global System. Proc. of 2009 International Studies Association Conf., February 15-19, 2009, New York, NY.
Hunt, Theresa A. (2008). Addressing the Global Information Deficit: Utilizing Information Communications Technologies to Combat Violence against Women in Africa. Proc. of 2008 Women in Society Conf., Oct 24-26, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Hunt, Theresa A. (2008). Departing the Maternal: Literary Explorations of 19th Century Mothering. College English Notes, Forthcoming.
Nelson, Priscilla P., & Hunt, Theresa A. (2009) Women Engineers in Advanced Academic Positions: Effecting Change in Higher Education. Proc. of 2009 American Society for Engineering Education Conf., June 22-25, Austin, TX.
Steffen-Fluhr, N, Plummer, M, and Hunt, T. (2008) Advancing Women at the New Jersey Institute of Technology through Collaborative Research Networks. Proc. of 2008 ADVANCE Annual Investigators’ Meeting, May 10-13, Alexandria, VA.