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WGSS Research

Two areas of focus shape Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies curriculum and course offerings as well as reflecting faculty research strengths:

  • sexuality
  • gender and development

These areas of strength are reflected in the requirements for the major and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Faculty strength in gender and development also is a critical curricular component of graduate work in international studies and communication and development as well as contributing to graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Faculty Research

Articles

Burgess, Susan. "Gays in the Military: Towards a Critical Civil Rights Account." Forthcoming 2013. Studies in Law, Politics and Society.

Burgess Susan. "Occupy the Social Contract! Iceland's Crowd-sourced Constitution." 2013. New Political Science. 35: 3: 421-435. (with Christine Keating).

Burgess, Susan. "Outing Courtesy: The Role of Rude Dissent in Rule of Law Systems." 2013. Law and Social Inquiry. 38: 1: 206-214.

Jungkunz, Vincent and Julie White. "Ignorance, Innocence and Democratic Responsibliity: Seeing Race, Hearing Racism." Journal of Politics, April 2013: 436-450.

Book Reviews

Burgess, Susan. James Daily and Ryan Davidson. The Law of Superheroes. 2013. Law and Politics Book Review: 23: 129-131.

Burgess, Susan. Scott Ainsworth and Thad Hall, Abortion Politics in Congress. 2012. Review of Politics: 74: 349-351.

Little, Kim. Review of Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement, by Aniko Bodroghkozy (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2012), in Journal of American History (June 2013)

Conference Presentations

Burgess, Susan. "Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Military: The Role of Pop Culture," Robert Bailey Best Paper Award in LGBT Politics, American Political Science Association, 2012.

Burgess, Susan. Occupy the Social Contract! Iceland's Crowd-Sourced Constitution," at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2013.

Burgess, Susan. "Occupy the Constitution: Towards Participatory Social Contracts," at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, May 2013.

Burgess, Susan. "James Bond at 50: The Role of Sex and Gender Norms in the Lifting of the Ban on Gays in the Military," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2013.

Burgess, Susan. Discussant, "Gender Images in the Military," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2013.

Burgess, Susan. "Beyond Cocktails and Papers: Organizing a Stronger LGBT Caucus at the Midwest," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2013.

Burgess, Susan. "Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Military: Shifts in Public Understanding in Casablanca, 7An Officer and a Gentleman, and Brothers," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association meetings, Chicago, April 2012.

Burgess, Susan. "Gender and Sexuality," at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association meetings, Chicago, April 2012.

Burgess, Susan. Roundtable Chair and Participant, Authors Meet Readers, Christine Keating, Decolonizing Democracy and Jinee Lokaneeta's Transnational Torture, at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association meetings, Portland, March 2012.

Burgess, Susan. Table Leader, "The Methods Café: LBGT Politics and Queer Theory," at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association meetings, Portland, March 2012.

Reynolds, Nicole. "Spectral Evidence: Ballyshannon's 'Radiant Boy' and the Fate of Irish Independence." North American Victorian Studies Association. Pasadena, CA, October 2013.

Reynolds, Nicole. "The Ties that Bind: Romancing Suicide in Sydney Owenson's The Missionary." North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Boston, MA, August 2013.

Reynolds, Nicole. By invitation: "Romanticism in the Round." North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Neuchatel, Switzerland, August 2012.

White, Julie. "Practicing Care at the Margins: Other-Mothering as Public Care." Western Political Science Association, Hollywood, California, March 3013.

Whitson, Risa. "Are we Listening Yet? Re-conceptualizing "Feminist Engagement" from Critical (Non)feminist Praxis in the Global South," National Women's Studies Association Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, OH, November 2013)

Whitson, Risa. "Selling for Women: Gender and Place Dynamics in Direct Selling," Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles, CA, April 2013)

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