A selection of recent publications by faculty in the Department of Women and Gender Studies:

The Rupture Files by Nathan Alexander Moore

The Rupture Files: Supernatural stories of life in the fissures of disaster

Feb. 9, 2024

About the author: Nathan (she/they) is a Black transfemme writer. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder whose research explores Black transfemininity, speculative fictions and temporality. Their debut chapbook, small colossus , was published in 2021, and their fiction was shortlisted for the 2022 Santa Fe...

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Playful Protest: The Political Work of Joy in Latinx Media

Sept. 15, 2023

About the author: Kristie Soares is an Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies and Co-Director of LGBTQ Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. I am also a performance artist. Both my research and my performance work explore queerness in Caribbean and Latinx communities. About the book: Joy is...

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Mud, Blood, and Ghosts: Populism, Eugenics, and Spiritualism in the American West

Sept. 13, 2023

About the author: Julie Carr is a Professor at the University of Colorado in Boulder in the Department of English where she teaches courses in poetry and poetics from the eighteenth century to the present, and the chair of the Women and Gender studies department. A former dancer, she now...

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The Racism of People Who Love You

Jan. 10, 2023

About the book: In this emotionally powerful and intellectually provocative blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and theory, scholar and essayist Samira Mehta reflects on many facets of being multiracial. The Racism of People Who Love You invites people of mixed race into the conversation on race in America and the...

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Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies

Nov. 16, 2022

About the author : Deepti Misri is an Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Book description: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies presents emerging critical knowledge frameworks and perspectives that foreground situated histories and resistance practices to challenge colonial and...

Impossible Domesticity

Impossible Domesticity: Travels in Mexico

Nov. 2, 2021

About the author: Leila Gómez is an Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, and director of the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. Book description: Travelers from Europe, North, and South America often perceive Mexico as a mythical place onto which they project their own...

Beyond Chrismukkah

Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Oct. 1, 2019

Drawing on ethnographic and historical sources, Samira K. Mehta provides a fascinating analysis of wives, husbands, children, and their extended families in interfaith homes; religious leaders; and the social and cultural milieu surrounding mixed marriages among Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.

Women and the Cuban Insurrection

Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory

Feb. 8, 2018

Using gender analysis and focusing on previously unexamined testimonies of women rebels, political scientist Lorraine Bayard de Volo shatters the prevailing masculine narrative of the Cuban Revolution.

Women of the Storm

Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Nov. 30, 2017

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall less than four weeks apart in 2005. Months later, much of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast remained in tatters. As the region faded from national headlines, its residents faced a dire future.

The Holocaust Across Generations

The Holocaust Across Generations: Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors

Jan. 26, 2017

Over the last two decades, the cross-generational transmission of trauma has become an important area of research within both Holocaust studies and the more broad study of genocide. The overall findings of the research suggest