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Recent books by FGSS faculty:

Professor Lucinda Ramberg:
Given to the Goddess -Duke University Press, 2014
Winner of the 2015 Clifford Geertz Prize in the anthropology of religion and
the 2015 Michelle Rosaldo Prize for a first book in feminist anthropology.

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

Recent Articles:

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


Featured Resource:

The Human Sexuality Collection

The Human Sexuality Collection seeks to preserve and make accessible primary sources that document historical shifts in the social construction of sexuality, with a focus on U.S. lesbian and gay history and the politics of pornography. Click here for a full list of our resources.




Elizabeth Freeman – Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2015 at 4:30/Goldwin Smith – Lewis Auditorium

“The Work of Sex in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Gerard & Kelly’s Kisses”

Professor Elizabeth Freeman specializes in American literature and gender/sexuality/queer studies, and her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals. She has written two books,  The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (Duke UP, 2002), and Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Duke UP, 2010).  She was also the editor of a special issue of GLQ, “Queer Temporalities” (2007).  She now serves as Editor of GLQ, with Professor of History Nayan Shah at UCSD.