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

Beyond Chrismukkah

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

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

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

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

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

AIDS & Masculinity in the African City

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City: Privilege, Inequality, and Modern Manhood

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, yet the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging.

Beyond Partition

Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India

Communal violence, ethnonationalist insurgencies, terrorism, and state violence have marred the Indian natio- state since its inception. These phenomena frequently intersect with prevailing forms of gendered violence complicated by caste, religion, regional identity, and class within communities.

A Sentimental Education for the Working Man

A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910

Robert Buffington reconstructs the complex, shifting, and contradictory ideas about working-class masculinity in early twentieth-century Mexico City.

From Global to Grassroots

From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women

Focusing on the case of the European Union and its efforts to establish women’s human rights, this study provides empirical and intersectional feminist analysis of the transnational processes that connect global, regional, and grassroots advocacy efforts.

Gender and Global Justice

Gender and Global Justice

Issues of global justice have received increasing attention in academic philosophy in recent years but the gendered dimensions of these issues are often overlooked or treated as peripheral.