Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis ; Director, Gender & Sexuality Studies
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. 1992
Areas of Research/Interest:
Modern U.S. cultural, social, and political history; history of gender and sexuality; lesbian and gay studies.
Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity (Duke University Press, 2000)
Co-edited with Lauren Berlant, Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest (New York University Press, 2001)
Co-authored with Nan D. Hunter, Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture (Routledge, 1995)
The Twilight of Equality? : Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy (Beacon Press, 2003)
Graduate courses taught through American Studies, and cross-listed with the history department include: Gender and Cultural History; Social Theories of Citizenship: The State, the Law and the Public Sphere; Critical Historiographies/Queer Historiographies; Advanced Research Seminar: Constructions of Whiteness in the United States. Undergraduate courses cross-listed with women's studies include Race, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. History (co-taught with Prof. Tricia Rose); Studying Sex, Studying Gender; and Introduction to Lesbian/Gay Studies: Queer Critique (co-taught with Prof. Jose Munoz).