Deboleena Roy, Prof. Dr.

Deboleena Roy is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University.  She received her Ph.D. in reproductive neuroendocrinology and molecular biology in 2001 from the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. In her doctoral work, she examined the effects of estrogen and melatonin on the gene expression and cell signaling mechanisms in gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons of the hypothalamus.  Her areas of interest include feminist science and technology studies, philosophy of science, critical disability studies, postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, neuroscience, molecular and synthetic biology, and reproductive health and justice movements.  Her research and scholarship attempts to make a shift from feminist critiques of science to the creation of feminist practices that can contribute to scientific inquiry in the lab.

 

Academic Appointments

2016-2017
National Science Foundation, Scholars Award for the project “The Co-production of Knowledge by Reproductive Justice Advocates and Molecular Biologists”

2014 – 2015
Senior Faculty Research Fellow, Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

2011 – 2014
Director of Graduate Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

2010 – present

Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics, Emory University

2008 – 2009

Faculty Research Fellow, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

2008
Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University

2008
Associate Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University (tenure and promotion May 2008)

2002 – 2003
Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women

2002 – 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, SDSU


Education

2001
Ph.D., Reproductive Neuroendocrinology and Molecular Biology
Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto.
Thesis: The Effects of Estrogen, Androgens and Melatonin on Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Regulation in Hypothalamic GT1-7 Neuronal Cells.

1996
M.Sc., Biology
Department of Biology, McMaster University.
Thesis: In vitro sensitivity of murine fibrosarcoma cells to photodynamic therapy, UV light and gamma rays.

1993
B.Sc., Microbiology, Specialist Program,
Minor in South Asian Studies, University of Toronto.


Scholarly Activity

2012 – present
Editorial Board, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.

2011 – present
Piedmont Project Fellow, Emory Sustainability Initiative

2010 – present
NeuroGenderings Network, Core Member

2002 – 2008
Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s Studies, SDSU

2005
Invited scholar, Nextwave of Gender and Technoscience Seminar. University of California Humanities Research Institute, Irvine.

2002 – 2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University.

“Theories of Embodiment” seminar,
Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women (offer declined).

1998-1999
Teaching Assistant, Molecular Microbiology.
Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto.

1995-1996
Teaching Assistant, Cellular Biology.
Department of Biology, McMaster University.

1994
Teaching Assistant, Medical Microbiology. Department of Biology, University of Toronto.


Grants, Fellowships and Scholarly Awards

2014 April
Senior Faculty Research Fellowship,
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University

2012 Nov
Center for Faculty Development and Excellence Grant
(Shared with Prof. Elizabeth Wilson, WGSS Emory)

2011 Aug
Piedmont Project, Emory University

2011 Feb
Emory University, New Leaders/New Thinkers Fund

2010 April
National Academies Keck Futures Initiative.
Project Title: “Developing a Bench Side Ethics and Community-Based Participatory Research Training Program in Synthetic Biology.”

2008 – 2009
Faculty Research Fellowship,
Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University. Project in Feminist Neuroethics.

2005 and 2008 Spring
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award,
Dept. of Women’s Studies, SDSU.

2004 Fall
Microgrant, College of Arts and Letters, SDSU

2003 Spring
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Fellowship, College of Arts and Letters, SDSU

2002-2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University (offer declined)

2000
Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology

2000
Endocrine Society Travel Award

2000
Institute of Medical Sciences Merit Award

1999
Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology