Tulane Sociology

Mimi Schippers (Vitae)

Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison)

206 Newcomb Hall
Phone: (504)862-3011
Fax: (504)865-5544

Research Interests

Sexuality, Gender, Social Theory, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Culture, Polyamory, Non-Monogamies

Current Research Projects

I am currently working on a study of the relationship between race, gender, class, and non-monogamies in the history and culture of New Orleans. Combining archival, ethnographic, and interview methods, I am comparing and contrasting the practice of placage, the commercial sex industry, sex tourism, and polyamory as they take shape in the socio-historical and cultural trajectories of New Orleans. My main research question is: What are the relationships between race, class, and gender inequality, New Orleans’ sexual cultures, and non-monagamy.

Selected Publications

Mimi Schippers. Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future Polyqueer Sexualities. New York University Press. 2016

Mimi Schippers. Rockin’ Out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Hard Rock. Rutgers University Press.  2002.

Mimi Schippers and Erin Grayson Sapp. “Reading Pulp Fiction:  Embodied Femininity and Power Second and Third Wave Feminist Theory.” Feminist Theory 13(1), 2012.

Mimi Schippers. Third Wave Rebels in a Second Wave World: Polyamory, Gender, and Power. In Donna King and Carrie Smith (Eds), Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Kick Their A@#$!: Feminist Perspectives on the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy. Vanderbilt University Press. 2012.

Mimi Schippers. “Doing Power/Doing Difference: Negotiations of Race and Gender in a Mentoring Program.”  Symbolic Interaction 31(1), 2008.

Mimi Schippers. “Recovering the Feminine Other: Femininity, Masculinity, and Gender Hegemony.”  Theory and Society 36. 2007.

Courses Taught

Polyqueer Sexualities (GESS 4930)
Gender & Society (SOCI 1040)
Introduction the Gender & Sexuality Studies (GESS 2900)
The Sociology of Sexuality (SOCI 6070)
Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theory (GESS 4950)
Advanced Gender and Feminist Theory (GESS 4940)
Topics in the Sociology of Gender (SOCI 6060)

Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820