Center for Women Staff

Center for Women at Emory (CWE) is part of the Division of Campus Life 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.

Chanel Craft Tanner | Director

Chanel Craft

Chanel Craft Tanner serves as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory. As the Director of the Center for Women at Emory, she provide executive leadership for the women’s center and develops and sustains partnerships across the University to established a shared vision for the CWE and lead in its implementation. She also provides strategic guidance and support across the enterprise to make the university a better place for women, and all students.

Chanel holds a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Emory University where she completed a dissertation entitled “Beyond the Bars: Using US Third World Feminism to Read Constructions of a Carcerality in Hip Hop.” Additionally, 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.

Chanel is also a member of the internationally recognized Crunk Feminist Collective, where she brings expertise in the areas of hip-hop feminism, US third world feminism, black feminism, cultural studies, and critical prison studies to read popular culture.


Tia N. Williams | Program Coordinator

Since earning her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration at UGA, Tia has become an experienced social justice and safe space facilitator who has developed a passion for empowering young people around social justice issues and bringing cultural awareness to those around her. She is currently pursuing a Master in Social Work. 

Prior to her start at Emory in 2014, she worked at what was formerly Gainesville State College (now The University of North Georgia) and the University of Georgia.

Tia is a crockpot enthusiast. If you come to her house, there is typically a new recipe brewing.


Natalie Turrin | Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Programs

Natalie is the Coordinator for Gender and Sexuality Programs in the Office of LGBT Life and Center for Women. Originally from Toronto Canada, Natalie holds a BSc in Genetics and an MA in Women's Studies. She is recently completed her PhD in the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory. Her dissertation explores what epigenetics - a field of study that examines gene-environment interactions and the mechanisms by which genes switch 'on' and 'off' - can offer feminism.

Natalie is an enthusiastic advocate for science literacy in feminism and contact sports for women. In her spare time you may find her on roller skates, cross-training, cooking, or baking.