Assistant Director
Undergraduate Student Advisor

Contact Info

Gilbert Hall 18
Office Hours:
By appointment

Dr. Cecilia Herles, the Assistant Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies, holds degrees in Philosophy and English from Clemson University. She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy and graduate certificates in Women’s Studies and Environmental Ethics from the University of Georgia. She enjoys teaching her writing intensive class on Feminist Theories, a service-learning course on Environment, Gender, Race, Class and a course on North American Asian Feminisms. Dr. Herles’ research examines feminist philosophies, environmental ethics and philosophies of race. Her work has been published in the International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies and Women’s Studies International Forum. She has presented numerous papers at conferences, here and abroad. Her current research focuses on natural disasters, global climate change, local food systems, and activism. She currently serves as the faculty advisor for WSSO, Campus Kitchen Project at UGA, and Triota.