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Prof. Kia's Information

Office Contact Information:

Office Location: SN 328

Office Phone Number: 818-677-7839

Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and Wed 11-00 to 12:00 p.m. online.

Courses - Spring 2011

  • GWS 100 TR 9:30-10:45  JR 221
  • GWS 300 TR 11:00-12:15  JR221
  • GWS 300 OL We 8:00-10 p.m.

Helpful Departmental Links

Useful links for GWS students:

  1. GWS Chair
  2. GWS Advisor
  3. Gender and Women's Studies Major
  4. Gender and Women's Studies Minor
  5. Schedule of Classes
  6. GWS Courses in Catalog
  7. QS Minor Link


Parts of Women's Center mural

Parandeh Kia is expecting her Ph. D. in American History from the Claremont Graduate University. She has a BA in Communication and International Studies and a MA in American History.

Ms. Kia has taught courses in American Studies, Gender & Sexual Identity, and Women Studies at several California State University campuses, including Northridge. Her research and writing are focused on American immigration history as well as race, ethnicity and sexuality in the United States. Ms. Kia had worked in student advocacy positions as an administrator on several university campuses, before starting her academic career.

She has been involved with a number of community organizations, including an Iranian LGBT group and Amnesty International’s refugee program. She writes and speaks in the community on wide ranging topics including Middle Eastern and Iranian immigrants in the West, sexuality and sexual identity.