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Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Field Description

The minor in feminist, gender, and sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on feminist scholarship in the humanities and the social sciences. The program not only explores the histories and situations of women in different cultural and social contexts but also examines how the institutionalization and representation of sexual difference structures social relations, cultural values, and educational parameters. Students interested in pursuing feminist scholarship in conjunction with their discipline-based research choose a faculty member in the Field of Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies to serve on their Special Committee and to participate in designing an appropriate interdisciplinary program of study.

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

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Subject and Degrees

    Concentrations by Subject

    Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (minor)

    • feminist, gender, and sexuality studies (minor)

    Faculty

    Leslie Allen Adelson

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: postwar German literature; migrant and minority discourses; Jewish studies; feminist theory; cultural history

    Anindita Banerjee

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Rosemary Batt

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: labor markets; changing nature of work and technology; service sector employment and productivity; work-family relations

    Judith Eleanor Bernstock

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: modern art, nineteenth- and twentieth- centuries

    Francine D Blau

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: labor market outcomes of men and women (including wages, occupations, etc.); labor force participation decisions; labor economics; demographic outcomes

    Carole Boyce Davies

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Judith A. Byfield

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Debra Ann Castillo

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Hispanic women writers

    Derek S Chang

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Asian-American history; African-American history; ethnicity and race (United States and comparative); American social and cultural history; U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction; comparative slavery and emancipation; American religious history; immigration history

    Julia Haeyoon Chang

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Spanish literature and culture, gender, sexuality and feminist studies, medicine and literature, late Spanish imperialism

    Elisha Cohn

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Barbara Correll

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature and cultural history; early modern women's writing

    Ileen A Devault

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: U.S. working-class history; women's labor history; gender and class

    Brooke Erin Duffy

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: digital and social media, gender and feminism, creative labor and cultural production, online self-presentation, consumer culture, impact of new technologies on work and labor

    Matthew Anthony Evangelista

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: international relations; gender and war; international humanitarian law

    Maria Fernandez

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: history and theory of digital art; cybernetics and art in the late 1950s and 1960s; artificial life art; the integration of media theory with post-colonial and feminist theory

    Cheryl Finley

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Arnika Fuhrmann

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    J. Ellen Gainor

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: feminist theatre criticism and theory; women playwrights

    Durba Ghosh

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: modern south Asia; gender; colonialism

    Sandra Elaine Greene

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: gender and ethnicity in precolonial West Africa

    Sabine Haenni

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: American cinema and cultural studies, intersections of gender and ethnicity in U.S. popular and mass culture

    Kimberly Joy Haines-Eitzen

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: early Christianity; women's studies; biblical studies; early Judaism

    Ellis Hanson

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: queer theory; Victorian studies; film

    Saida Hodzic

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: medical anthropology, feminism, violence; Ghana, Africa

    Cary S. Howie

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: French and Italian middle Ages in relation to literacy theory, theology and queer studies

    Robert Morris Hutchens

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: impact of welfare programs on female-headed families

    Karen Jaime

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Jane A. Juffer

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: feminist theory; Latino/a culture; cultural studies; ethnography

    Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: women and politics; population policy; South Asia

    Oneka LaBennett

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Stacey A. Langwick

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Claudia Lazzaro

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: medieval and Renaissance art history

    Kathleen Perry Long

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: French Renaissance literatures and cultures, history of science, gender and sexuality studies (hermaphrodites, early modern transexuality and religious violence)

    Tamara L Loos

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Southeast Asia; Thailand; gender; legal studies; sexuality; Internet; travel; identity

    Kate Manne

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: moral philosophy, metaethics, moral psychology, practical reason, social philosophy, social epistemology, analytic ideology critique, feminist philosophy, misogyny

    Vida Maralani

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: stratification, demography, education, gender, health

    Kate McCullough

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: gay and lesbian studies; women and literature; feminist theory

    Laura Lee Meixner

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: women art patrons (nineteenth century); representations of women in the nineteenth century

    Marilyn Migiel

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Mary Beth Norton

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: American women; women in America before 1860

    Judith Ann Peraino

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: medieval music; popular music; gender and sexuality in music

    Lucinda Ramberg

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: sexuality, gender, religion, power; South India, United States

    Masha Raskolnikov

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Middle English literature; allegory theory; medieval philosophy and rhetoric; contemporary critical theory; feminist and queer studies

    Riche D. Richardson

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Annelise Riles

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Camille A. Robcis

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: European cultural and intellectual history, history of modern France, gender and sexuality, social and political thought, ethics

    Noliwe Rooks

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Margaret Walsh Rossiter

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: women and gender in the history of science

    Nerissa Russell

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: European and Near Eastern pre-history; Neolithic studies; zooarchaeology and bone tools; inequality; human-animal relationships; social and symbolic roles of animals and meat

    Naoki Sakai

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: nationalism; colonialism; racism; the study of visuality, aural-orality and body; translation and writing systems; 17th- to 20th-Century Japanese thought; Japanese literacy criticism; subjectivity and comparative philosophy

    Nicholas G. Salvato

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: 20th century aesthetics and culture, modern drama, theatre and performance, queer theory, popular representations of gender and sexuality; histories and theories of melodrama

    Shirley R Samuels

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: American women; women's fiction

    Paul Steven Sangren

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: Chinese studies; demography; economic anthropology; comparative religion; ideology and social production

    Vilma Santiago-Irizarry

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: ethnoracial identity; law; medicine; language; institutional culture; ethnographic methods; dance; the United States; Spanish-speaking Caribbean

    Suman Seth

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: history of physical sciences in the 19th and 20th Centuries; gender and science; science, colonialism, and nationalism

    Samantha Noelle Sheppard

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Anna Marrie Smith

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: lesbian, bisexual and gay studies; feminist theory; theoretical approaches to race and racism; contemporary political theory

    C. Riley Snorton

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Pamela S. Tolbert

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: organizations, gender stratification

    Marie-Claire Vallois

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: French women writers; French feminism; women in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France

    Amy Villarejo

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: feminist and queer film/video; "Third Cinema"; postcolonial film/video; Marxism/cultural studies

    Sofia A. Villenas

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Mildred Elaine Warner

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: privatization; devolution; social policy; economic development; social capital

    Sara L. Warner

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: dramatic literature; performance studies; theories of gender and sexuality; queer performance and culture; second wave feminism

    Kim A Weeden

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies

    Rachel Judith Weil

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: gender; political culture in early modern England and Europe

    Lindy Brooks Williams

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: family sociology and household decision making

    Dagmawi Woubshet

    • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
    • Concentrations: Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies: feminist, gender, and sexuality studies
    • Research Interests: AIDS narratives; African-American literature and culture; queer studies; Ethiopian poetics