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Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute
6 East 16th Street, Room 1019
New York, NY 10003

Co-Directors
Chiara Bottici
McKenzie Wark

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Research and Practice

Explore some of the recent work by the faculty of the Gender and Sexualities Studies Institute.

A. W. Strouse
Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision, Fordham University Press, 2021.
Gender Trouble Couplets: Volume 1, Punctum Books, 2019.

Abigail Perez Aguilera.
Feminist Decolonial Politics of the Intangible, Environmental Movements and the Non-Human in Mexico, Dissertation, Arizona State University, 2016.

Alice Crary
“The Methodological is Political,” Radical Philosophy, June 2018.
– “Feminist Thought and Rational Authority: Getting Things in Perspective,” pp. 287-308, New Literary History, 46 (2), Spring 2015.

Amalle Dublon
– “Second Nature/2nd Nature: On Ultra-red, TLC, and Dependency,” GLQ Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, 24 (4), 2018.
Partial Figures: Sound in Queer and Feminist Thought, Dissertation, Duke University, 2017.

Andrea Geyer
To Those Who Have Eyes to See, 2017 at SFMOMA, California.

Chiara Bottici
Anarchafeminism: An Introduction and Guide, Bloomsbury, 2021 (forthcoming).
“Anarchafeminism: Towards An Ontology of the Transindividual,” Public Seminar, 2019 (Spanish, Italian, French translations).
– “I feel love —“Reflexões éticas e estéticas sobre amor e desejo no contemporâneo”, Clínica e Ética em Psicologia. Relatos da Comissão de Psicologia e Clínica de Conselho Regional de Psicologia de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, 2019 (with Guilherme Massara Rocha).
“Bodies in plural: Towards an Anarchafeminist Manifesto,” pp. 99-111, Thesis Eleven, 142 (1), 2017 (French, Spanish translations).

Christina Moon
– “American Manhood in a suburban Pastoral,” Vestoj, Issue 7, 2016.

Cinzia Arruzza
Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, Verso, 2019 (with Tithi Bhattacharya and Nancy Fraser).
– “Gender as Social Temporality: Butler (and Marx),” pp. 28-52, Historical Materialism, 23 (1), 2015.
Dangerous Liaisons: The Marriages and Divorces of Marxism and Feminism, Merlin Press, 2013.

Claire Potter
– Podcast ‘Exiles on 12th Street’ (Spotify / Apple / Soundcloud).
– “Men Invented `Likability.’ Guess Who Benefits?” New York Times Sunday Review, May 5 2019. 
– “LGBTQ Archives at the Schlesinger and the Sophia Smith,” Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research, CUNY Center for New Media and Learning, 2018. 
– “Not in Conflict, but In Coalition: Imagining Lesbians at the Center of the Second Wave.” In Angie Maxwell and Todd Shields (eds.), The Legacy of Second Wave Feminism in American Politics, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018.

Deva Woodly
– “Black Feminist Visions and the Politics of Healing in the Movement for Black Lives” In Ayşe Gül Altınay, Maria José Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, Alisa Solomon (eds.), Women Mobilizing Memory, Columbia University Press, 2019.

Dominic Pettman
Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less Than Human, University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
Sonic Intimacy: Voice, Species, Technics (or, How To Listen to the World), Stanford University Press, 2017.

Ellen Freeberg
– “Recovering Frieda Wunderlich: Gender, Knowledge, and Exile,” pp. 1021-1049, Social Research: An International Quarterly, 84 (4), 2017.
“Intellectual Foremothers.” Public Seminar, 2018.

Elzbieta Matynia
“A Halloween Uprising and Poland’s General Strike Over Abortion: A new generation of women rises up against an unholy – and sexist – alliance of church and state,” Public Seminar, 2020.
– (co-editor) Our Ann: Feminist – Scholar – Friend, a Festschrift prepared for Ann Snitow on the occasion of conferral upon her of the first Courage of Public Scholarship Award, TCDS/Warsaw, 2015.

Francesca Granata
Experimental Fashion: Performance Art, Carnival and the Grotesque Body. Bloomsbury, 2017.
“Otherworldly: Performance, Costume and Difference,” Exhibition of the work of Machine Dazzle, Narcissister and Rammellzee, New York, November-December 2018 (co-curated with Charlene K. Lau).

Gabriela Rendon
– “Cooperative Cities,” Journal of Design Strategies, 9 (1), Fall 2017 (with Miodrag Mitrasinovic).

Gina Walker
The Invention of Female Biography, Routledge, 2019.
– “I Sought & Made to Myself an Extraordinary Destiny,” pp. 124-149, Women’s Writing, 25 (2), 2018.

Heather Davis
– “Scenes from the Ocean: Feminist Interventions in Ecology,” pp. 71-77, MARG: A Magazing of the Arts, 71 (3), 2020.
– (ed.) Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Joshua Lubin-Levy
Queer programming developer for the Whitney Museum of American Art.
“Relâche / Relax,” in Nick Mauss, Transmissions, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020.
– (guest editor) Living Labor: Marxism & Performance Studies, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, 26 (2-3), 2016 (with Aliza Shvarts).

Ka-Man Tse
– (featured) The Queer Issue, Nueva Luz, 22 (2), 2018.
– Yale University Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies (FLAGS) Research Award, 2017.

Katayoun Chamany
“Critical Pedagogy: Stem Cell Research as it Relates to Bodies, Labor and Care.” Studies in Social Justice, 10 (2), 2016.
– (co-editor). “Stem Cells Across the Curriculum. An open access modular curriculum using case based teaching and learning, infographic thinking, and a social justice framework,” March 2016.

Kate Eichhorn
– “Girls in the Public Sphere: Dissent, Consent, and Media Making,” pp. 1-14, Australian Feminist Studies, 35 (103), 2019.
– “Queer Archives: From Collections to Conceptual Framework,” in Don Romesburg (ed.), The Routledge History of Queer America, Routledge, 2018.
The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order, Temple University Press, 2013.

Katherine Kurs
– Steering Committee, The Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard University (appointed).

Lana Lin
– “The Queer Art of Survival,” pp. 341-346, Women’s Studies Quarterly, 44 (1-2), Spring/Summer 2016 (co-authored with H. Lan Thao Lam).
The Cancer Journals Revisited. Women Make Movies, 2018 (director).
– “Something and Nothing: On the Psychopolitics of Breasts and Breastlessness,” pp. 34-56, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 17 (1), 2016.

Laura Censabella
Paradise (Irne Award, Best New Play by the New England Independent Critics Association).
Carla Cooks the War (William Saroyan Human Rights/Social Justice Playwriting Award, 2015; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Playwriting).

Lisa Rubin
– “Once you’re choosing, nobody’s perfect: is more information necessarily better in oocyte donor selection?“, pp. 311-318, Reproductive biomedicine online, 30 (3), 2015 (with I. de Melo-Martin, Z. Rosenwaks, I. N. Cholst).
– “‘Use what God has given me’: Difference and disparity in breast reconstruction,” pp. 1099-1120, Psychology & Health, 28 (10), 2013 (with J. Chavez, A. Alderman, A. L. Pusic).

Maya Smukler
– Board of Directors (Chair), Women Make Movies.
Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors and the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema, Rutgers University Press, 2018.

McKenzie Wark
Reverse Cowgirl, MIT Press, 2020.
– “Femme as in Fuck You,” e-flux, 102, 2019.
I’m Very into You: Correspondence, 1995-1996, MIT Press, 2015 (with Kathy Acker).

Michelle Materre
– (consulting producer and distribution and marketing consultant) Black Women in Medicine, Crystal Emery, 2016.

Miriam Ticktin
– “Armed Love: Feminist Anthropological Perspectives on the Politics of Care,” pp. 327-337, Beate Binder, Christine Bischoff, Cordula Endter, Sabine Kienitz, and Sven Bergmnan (eds.), Care: Praktiken und Politiken der Fursorge Ethnographische und geschlechtertheoretische Perspectiven, Budrich, 2018 (interview with Sabine Hess).
– “The Gold Standard: Sex and Suffering in Humanitarian Campaigns” (PDF), essay accompanying Hayv Kahraman’s exhibit “Silence is Gold” at SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS gallery, 2018.

Nancy Fraser
Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto. Verso, 2019 (co-authored with Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya).
Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis. Verso, 2013.
– “Tales from the Trenches: On Women Philosophers, Feminist Philosophy, and the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy,” pp.175-184, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 26 (2), 2012.

Natalia Mehlman-Petrzela
‘Welcome To Your Fantasy’ podcast, Pineapple Street Studios (host and co-producer).
– “‘The Siren Song of Yoga’: Sex, Spirituality, and the Limits of American Countercultures,” pp. 379-401, Pacific Historical Review, 89 (3), August 2020.
Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Pantea Farvid.
SexTech Lab, Consultant.
– “A critical encyclopaedia of heterosex.” In K. Hall and R. Barrett (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality, Oxford University Press, 2018 (with V. Braun).
– “Saying goodbye to binary gender,” TEDx Auckland, 2016.

Paul Kottman
Love as Human Freedom, Stanford University Press, 2017.
– “The sexual origins of patriarchy and the radical power of love,” Aeon, April 30 2018.

Rachel Greenspan
– “Dreaming woman: Image, place, and the aesthetics of exile,” pp. 1047-1073, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 98 (4), 2017.
– “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: Fake Orgasm, Affectation, and Other S(t)imulations,” pp. 116-134, The Comparatist, 39, 2015.

Rachel Schreiber
– “‘Breed!’: the graphic satire of the Birth Control Review,” pp. 257-274, Jane Tomey and Gillian Whiteley (eds.), Art Politics and The Pamphleteer, Bloomsbury, 2021.
– “A women’s war against war: The socialist-feminist pacifism of Four Lights: An Adventure in Internationalism,” Radical Americas, 2018.

Raul Rubio
– “Stand-up Comedy, Beyond the Stage: Mediated Ethnicity, Sexuality and Citizenship,” pp. 79-94, Eleftheria Arapoglou, Yiorgos Kalogeras and Jopi Nyman (eds.), Racial and Ethnic Identities in the Media, Palgrave 2016.

Ricardo Montez
Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire, Duke University Press, 2020.
– “Virtuosic Distortion: Nelson Sullivan’s Queer Hand,” pp. 395-421, ASAP/Journal, 2 (2), 2017.

Ryan Donovan
“‘Must Be Heavyset’: Casting Women, Fat Stigma, and Broadway Bodies,” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 31 (3), Spring 2019.

Sheba Tejani
– “What’s feminist about feminist economics?“, pp. 99-117, Journal of Economic Methodology, 26 (2), 2019.
– “Global Defeminization? Industrial Upgrading and Manufacturing Employment in Developing Countries“, pp. 24-54, Feminist Economics, 22 (2), 2016 (with William Milberg).

Sujatha Jesudason
– CoreAlign, Founder and Executive Director.
– “Movement Intersectionality: The Case of Race, Gender, Disability, and Genetic Technologies“, pp. 313-328, Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race, 10 (2), 2013 (with Dorothy Roberts).

Teresa Ghilarducci
– “The Distribution of Time in Retirement: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Survey,” pp. 251-261 in Work, Aging and Retirement, 4 (3), July 2018 (with Anthony Webb).
– “Intersectionality and Stratification in the Labor Market,” pp. 34-40, Generations, 42 (2), Summer 2018 (with Kyle K. Moore).

Terri Gordon
– Guest editor, Women’s Studies Quarterly, 45 (1 & 2), Spring/Summer 2017 (with Amy Sodaro).

Terry Williams
Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm, Columbia University Press, 2017.

Theodore Kerr
– “After the Second Silence: AIDS Cultural Production in the United States in the Twenty-First Century,” in Raphael Gygax and Heike Munder (eds.), United by AIDS. An Anthology on Art in Response to HIV/AIDS, Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019.
– “Who are the Stewards of the AIDS Archive? Sharing the Political Weight of the Intimate,” pp. 88-101, Angela Jones, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis and Michael W. Yarbrough (eds)., The Unfinished Queer Agenda After Marriage Equality, Routledge, 2018 (with Alexandra Juhasz).

Ujju Aggarwal:
– (co-editor) Women’s Studies Quarterly, 47 (3 & 4), Fall/Winter 2019 (with Linta Varghese and Rupal Oza).
– “After Rights: Choice and the Structure of Citizenship.” In Leela Fernandes (ed.), Feminists Rethink the Neoliberal State: Inequality, Exclusion, and Change, NYU Press, 2018.

Vincent Cianni.
Gays in the Military: Photographs and Interviews, Daylight Books, 2014.

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