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Congratulations to Professor Saida Hodžić for winning the 2017 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize for her recent book:

The Twilight of Cutting



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Check out this podcast episode featuring Professor Oneka LaBennett: “Rihanna and representations of black women”


Professor Ramberg discusses her award-winning book, Given to the Goddess: 

AFA Congratulates the First Ever Winners of the Michelle Z Rosaldo Book Prize 


Recent books by Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies faculty:

Professor Lucinda Ramberg:
Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion
Duke University Press, 2014
Winner of the 2015 Clifford Geertz Prize in the anthropology of religion,
the 2015 Michelle Rosaldo Prize for a first book in feminist anthropology and
the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Single-Authored Monograph.
Read an excerpt that was featured in

Professor C. Riley Snorton:
Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low
University of Minnesota Press, 2014

Recent Articles:

Professor Saida Hodžić:
Anthropologist Explores Decline of Female Genital Cutting
Cornell Chronicle, 12/09/16

Professor Jane Juffer:
Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the US Face Insurmountable Obstacles
Truthout, 5/28/15

Professor C. Riley Snorton:
Gender as a Strategy: Exploring the History of Black “Transness”, 6/15/15

Professor Oneka LaBennett:
What Scandal’s Civil Rights-Era Critique Says About Contemporary Black Women and Girls

Ms. Magazine, 10/29/15


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