Center for Women Staff
Center for Women at Emory (CWE) is part of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Emory and serves women faculty, staff, and students. We promote gender equity and inclusion, develop women leaders, and provide education on gender issues. 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.
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, Tennessee. In addition, I serve as the Regions Working Chair 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.