Published: May 31, 2022

Emmanuel David, Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at CU Boulder. He is an interdisciplinary feminist, queer, and trans studies scholar with a qualitative research focus on gender, sexuality, labor, and globalization. Emmanuel has served on the Executive Board and the Curriculum Committee at the Center for Asian Studies for the last two years. CAS congratulates Emmanuel for this honor!

An article in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine features Professor David, and what this fellowship will mean for his research.

Emmanuel David will use the fellowship to explore a little-known performance tour of Christine Jorgensen, a pioneer of the transgender movement, across Asia and the Pacific in the 1960s

A University of Colorado Boulder professor is one of this year’s National Humanities Center fellows, the organization recently announced.

Emmanuel David, an associate professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies, is one of 33 fellows chosen. This opportunity provides scholars a chance to pursue an individual research project, which, for David, will be a book project, titled, “Trans-American Orientalism: The Asia-Pacific Encounters of Transgender Pioneer Christine Jorgensen, 1961–1969.”

Additionally, each fellow will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences at the National Humanities Center.

"I was thrilled to have my research in queer and trans studies recognized and to have the opportunity to be part of the vibrant intellectual community at the National Humanities Center next year," said David, who is the co-director of the LGBTQ Certificate Program, and an affiliate professor in the Center for Asian Studies, the ethnic studies and sociology departments and the Natural Hazards Center.

David earned his PhD in sociology from CU Boulder in 2009 and spent time as an assistant professor at Villanova University and a Fulbright scholar in the Philippines before coming to CU Boulder as an assistant professor in 2013.

Read the full article here.


Emmanuel David

 Above: Emmanuel David is an associate professor of women and gender studies at CU Boulder.