Feminist and Queer Theory Reading Group Member Bios
Jean Dangler - Jean Dangler is Associate Professor of Spanish and Medieval Iberian Studies. She holds a BA in English/American Literature from the University of California, San Diego, an MA in Spanish from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in Spanish from Emory University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate course about medieval Iberian cultures and literatures, Barcelona, and the history of the Spanish language. Prof. Dangler is the author of two books, Mediating Fictions: Literature, Women Healers, and the Go-Between in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Bucknell UP, 2001), and Making Difference in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (U of Notre Dame P, 2005), in addition to articles on medieval topics in US and international journals. Her research interests include the history of the body, the history of medicine, al-Andalus, queer and feminist theory, and literary and cultural theory.
Supriya Nair - Supriya Nair is an Associate Professor at the Department of English at Tulane University. She is a faculty affiliate of programs in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and African and African Diaspora Studies. She is interested in the ways these areas of research and teaching intersect with each other and also in the divergences and tensions between them. Her feminist perspective, therefore, is always shifting to accommodate insights from race and class theory, queer theory, and international feminist studies. She is the author of Caliban’s Curse: George Lamming and the Revisioning of History (University of Michigan Press, 1997), and co-editor of Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism (Rutgers University Press, 2005). She has recently completed a manuscript Pathologies of Paradise: Caribbean Detours, and is editing a volume in the MLA Options in Teaching series on anglophone Caribbean Literature.
Felicia McCarren - Felicia McCarren is a Professor of 19th-21st century French, English and comparative literature and literary theory at Tulane University. Her interests in gender study stem from her study of immigration and cultural integration in Francophone countries as well as performance cinema and dance. She is the author of Dance Pathologies; Performance, Poetics, Medicine (1998) and Dancing Machines; Choreographies of the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (2003) as well as articles on performance and cinema in Critical Inquiry and L'Esprit Créateur and "Téléphone Arabe: From Child's Play to Terrorism; The Poetics and Politics of Post-colonial Telecommunications," (Journal of Postcolonial Writing) and "52 days to Timbuktu (62 days to Rabat)," (Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture).
Mimi Schippers - Mimi Schippers is an Associate Professor and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Tulane University. Her research interests include sexuality, Gender, Social Theory, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, and culture. Her article "Doing Power/Doing Difference: Negotiations of Race and Gender in a Mentoring Program." was published in Symbolic Interaction in 2008 and her article "Recovering the Feminine Other: Femininity, Masculinity, and Gender Hegemony." was published in Theory and Society in 2007.
Allison Truitt - Allison Truitt is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. Her research focuses include sociocultural anthropology, economic transformations, money and other means of circulation, consumption, and globalization. Her published research focuses on the work she has completed in Southern Vietnam. She has written several articles and coedited a book on ethnographic encounters with money.
Michele White-Michele White is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Tulane University where she teaches gender and queer theory. Her field is media and visual culture studies with an emphasis on the theories that can be developed and deployed for researching new media technologies and the representations and political implications that occur with the Internet. In her book, The Body and the Screen: Theories of Internet Spectatorship, which MIT Press published in 2006, White considers how spectatorial positions are produced by Internet settings. Her published article "My Queer eBay: 'Gay Interest' Photographic Images and the Visual Culture of Buying," relates the ideas of in Everyday eBay: Culture, Collecting, and Desire, ed. Ken Hillis, Michael Petit, and Nathan Epley. London: Routledge Press: 2006.