Gender Studies

Gender Studies

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Interviews with scholars of gender about their new books.

Sa’ed Atshan, "Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique" (Stanford UP, 2020)

May 29, 2024

Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique

Sa’ed Atshan
Hosted by Joshua Donovan

In  Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique (Stanford University Press, 2020) anthropologist and activist Sa’ed Atshan explores the Palestinian LGB…

Rebecca Copeland, "Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers" (Amsterdam UP, 2023)

May 29, 2024

Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers

Rebecca Copeland
Hosted by Linshan Jiang

The Handbook of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (MHM Limited and Amsterdam University Press, 2022) offers a comprehensive overview of w…

Lamia Karim, "Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh" (U Minnesota Press, 2022)

May 26, 2024

Castoffs of Capital

Lamia Karim
Hosted by Garima Jaju

Castoffs of Capital: Work and Love among Garment Workers in Bangladesh (U Minnesota Press, 2022) examines how female garment workers experience their …

Premilla Nadasen, "Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" (Haymarket Books, 2023)

May 25, 2024

Care

Premilla Nadasen
Hosted by Stephen Dozeman

During the COVID pandemic, billions of dollars in relief aid was sent out to help us ride out the storm, although many people who struggled throu…

Narkis Alon, "Present Woman: Our Pleasure, Our Power" (2023)

May 22, 2024

Present Woman

Narkis Alon
Hosted by Yakir Englander

The book Present Woman: Our Pleasure, Our Power (2023) is an honest and rare first-person account for female seekers and curious men. A woman in her t…

Anjali Arondekar, "Abundance: Sexuality’s History" (Duke UP, 2023)

May 21, 2024

Abundance

Anjali Arondekar
Hosted by Kalyani Kalyani

In Abundance: Sexuality’s History (Duke UP, 2023), Anjali Arondekar refuses the historical common sense that archival loss is foundational to a subalt…

Kate Morgan, "The Walnut Tree: Women, Violence and the Law – A Hidden History" (Mudlark, 2024)

May 19, 2024

The Walnut Tree

Kate Morgan
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

'A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more they are beaten, the better they’ll be.' So went the proverb quoted by a prominent MP in the Houses of Par…

Elise Andaya, "Pregnant at Work: Low-Wage Workers, Power, and Temporal Injustice" (NYU Press, 2024)

May 19, 2024

Pregnant at Work

Elise Andaya
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The low-wage service industry is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the US economy. Its workers disproportionately tend to be low-income…

Catherine D'Ignazio, "Counting Feminicide: Data Feminism in Action" (MIT Press, 2024)

May 17, 2024

Counting Feminicide

Catherine D'Ignazio
Hosted by Luca Scholz

What isn't counted doesn't count. And mainstream institutions systematically fail to account for feminicide, the gender-related killing of women and g…

Tessa Winkelmann, "Dangerous Intercourse: Gender and Interracial Relations in the American Colonial Philippines, 1898–1946" (Cornell UP, 2023)

May 15, 2024

Dangerous Intercourse

Tessa Winkelmann
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Dangerous Intercourse: Gender and Interracial Relations in the American Colonial Philippines, 1898–1946 (Cornell University Press, 2023), Dr. Tessa…

Julie A. Cassiday, "Russian Style: Performing Gender, Power, and Putinism" (U Wisconsin Press, 2023)

May 14, 2024

Russian Style

Julie A. Cassiday

Russian Style: Performing Gender, Power, and Putinism (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023) provides a critical and nuanced analysis of the relationsh…

Courtney Thorsson, "The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture" (Columbia UP, 2023)

May 13, 2024

The Sisterhood

Courtney Thorsson
Hosted by N'Kosi Oates

The Sisterhood: How a Network of Black Women Writers Changed American Culture (Columbia University Press, 2023) explores how an incredible group of Bl…

Ketaki Chowkhani, "The Limits of Sexuality Education: Love, Sex, and Adolescent Masculinities in Urban India" (Routledge, 2024)

May 13, 2024

The Limits of Sexuality Education

Ketaki Chowkhani

The Limits of Sexuality Education: Love, Sex, and Adolescent Masculinities in Urban India (Routledge, 2024) explores different strands of thinking abo…

Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming, "Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life" (Routledge, 2023)

May 12, 2024

Gender Revolution

Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Gender Revolution: How Electoral Politics and #MeToo are Reshaping Everyday Life (Routledge, 2023) by Dr. Pamela Aronson and Matthew R. Fleming carefu…

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, "The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education" (SUNY Press, 2023)

May 12, 2024

The Chosen We

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education (SUNY Press, 2023) elevates the oral histories of 105 accomplished, college-educated Blac…

Alyxandra Vesey, "Extending Play: The Feminization of Collaborative Music Merchandise in the Early Twenty-First Century" (Oxford UP, 2023)

May 11, 2024

Extending Play

Alyxandra Vesey
Hosted by Bradley Morgan

Despite the hypervisibility of a constellation of female pop stars, the music business is structured around gender inequality. As a result, women in t…

Julia Havas, "Woman Up: Invoking Feminism in Quality Television" (Wayne State UP, 2022)

May 8, 2024

Woman Up

Julia Havas
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

While American television has long relied on a strategic foregrounding of feminist politics to promote certain programming's cultural value, Woman Up:…

Hemjyoti Medhi, "Gendered Publics: Chandraprava Saikiani and the Mahila Samiti in Colonial Assam" (Oxford UP, 2024)

May 8, 2024

Gendered Publics

Hemjyoti Medhi

Gendered Publics: Chandraprava Saikiani and the Mahila Samiti in Colonial Assam (Oxford UP, 2024) is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive appraisal of th…

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha, "Vodou en Vogue: Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States" (UNC Press, 2023)

May 7, 2024

Vodou en Vogue

Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha
Hosted by Reighan Gillam

In Haitian Vodou, spirits impact Black practitioners' everyday lives, tightly connecting the sacred and the secular. As Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha reveals…

Sreeparna Chattopadhyay, "The Gravity of Hope" (Crossed Arrows, 2023)

May 6, 2024

The Gravity of Hope

Sreeparna Chattopadhyay

Sreeparna Chattopadhyay's book The Gravity of Hope (Crossed Arrows, 2023) is a non-fictional account of women’s lives who sometimes endured, often res…