More than fifty affiliated scholars participate in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies and its Critical Gender Studies Research Initiative. Our Scholar Commons project collects feminist and queer work produced by faculty across the Santa Clara campus.

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Submissions from 2016

Gender in Modern East Asia: An Integrated History, Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss, and Hyaeweol Choi

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The Unexpected Belle La Follette, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2015

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Claiming Lesbian History: The Romance Between Fact and Fiction, Linda Garber

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Gay and Lesbian Culture and Politics, John Hawley

Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies, John C. Hawley

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Changing Access To Land For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Kevane

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Deconstructing Sita's Blues: Questions of Mis/representation, Cultural Property, and Feminist Critique in Nina Paley's Ramayana, Sharmila Lodhia

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The Black Frontier, Aparajita Nanda

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'Each Wise Nymph that Angles for a Heart': The Politics of Courtship in the Boston 'Fishing Lady' Pictures, Andrea Pappas

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey, Amy E. Randall

Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2014

The Female American, James Freitas and Michelle Burnham

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Stop Importing Weapons of Family Destruction!’ Cyberdiscourses, Patriarchal Anxieties and the Male Backlash Movement in India, Sharmila Lodhia

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In Search of a Jewish Audience: New York’s Guild Art Gallery, 1935-1937, Andrea Pappas

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The “Other” Women in Family Life: Recognizing the Significance of Aunt/Niece/Nephew Communication, Patricia J. Sotirin and Laura L. Ellingson

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Women and Gender: Useful Categories of Analysis in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2013

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Breaking the Ties: French Romantic Socialism and the Critique of Liberal Slave Emancipation, Naomi J. Andrews

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Distancing the Past: New Forms of Discomfort with AIDS in the U.S, John Hawley

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Power, Politics, and Domestic Desire in Octavia Butler’s Lilith’s Brood, Aparajita Nanda

Submissions from 2012

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"I Enter Into Its Burning": Yvonne Vera's Beautiful Cauldron of Violence, John Hawley

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Gendered production and consumption in rural Africa, Michael Kevane

Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

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Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Categories in Environmental History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2011

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D'Eichthal and Urbain's Lettres sur la race noire et la race blanche: race, gender, and reconciliation after Slave Emancipation, Naomi Andrews

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"The Universal Alliance of All Peoples": Romantic Socialists, the Human Family, and the Defense of Empire during the July Monarchy, 1830-1848, Naomi J. Andrews

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Female Bodies and Capitalist Drive: Leonora Sansay's Secret History in Transoceanic Context, Michelle Burnham

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Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer as Indigenous Gothic, Michelle Burnham

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Trade, Time, and the Calculus of Risk in Early Pacific Travel Writing, Michelle Burnham

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The Poetics of Professionalism Among Dialysis Technicians, Laura L. Ellingson

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Gender, Genre and Slavery: The Other Rowson, Rowson's Others, Eileen Elrod

New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights, Sharmila Lodhia, Dana Collins, Sylvanna M. Falcon, and Molly Talcott

Writing the Self in ‘Heterotopic’ Spaces: Reading Nawal Sadaawi’s Woman at Point Zero, Aparajita Nanda

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Performing Mythic Identity: An Analysis and Critique of “The Ethnogs”, Nick Trujillo, Bob Krizek, Patty Sotirin, Laura L. Ellingson, Melanie Bailey Mills, Shirley Drew, and Chris Poulos

Submissions from 2010

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Samuel Gorton’s Leveller Aesthetics and the Economics of Colonial Dissent, Michelle Burnham

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New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights, Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcón, Sharmila Lodhia, and Molly Talcott

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A Feminist Forecast for Health Communication Research in 2010., Laura L. Ellingson

Phillis Wheatley’s Abolitionist Text: The 1834 Edition, Eileen Razzari Elrod

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Brides without Borders: New Topographies of Violence and the Future of Law in an Era of Transnational Citizen-Subjects, Sharmila Lodhia

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Constructing an Imperfect Citizen-Subject: Globalization, National ‘Security’ and Violence Against South Asian Women, Sharmila Lodhia

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Re-writing the Bhabhian “Mimic Man”:Akin, the Posthuman Other inOctavia Butler’s Adulthood Rites, Aparajita Nanda

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From Jook Joints to Sisterspace: The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United States, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2009

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Limping (enthusiastically) toward Chicago, Laura L. Ellingson

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Salvaging, Surrendering, and Saying Goodbye to My Leg, Laura L. Ellingson

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All-India Women's Conference, Sharmila Lodhia

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Dowry Prohibition Act, Sharmila Lodhia

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Legal Frankensteins and Monstrous Women: Judicial Narratives of the "Family in Crisis", Sharmila Lodhia

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Women for a Peaceful Christmas: Wisconsin Homemakers Seek to Remake American Culture, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2008

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Teaching Lolita in a Course on Ethics and Literature, Marilyn Edelstein

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Academic Aunting: Reimaging Feminist (Wo)Mentoring, Teaching, and Relationships., Laura L. Ellingson and Patricia Sotirin

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Introduction to LGBTQ America Today, John Hawley

LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia, John C. Hawley

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Diminished Access, Diverted Exclusion: Women and Land Tenure in Sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Kevane and Gray Leslie

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The Role of Gender in Environmental Justice, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2007

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The Performance of Dialysis Care: Routinization and Adaptation on the Floor, Laura L. Ellingson

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A Film Review: The Shape of Water by Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Sharmila Lodhia

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Rearticulating the Aunt: Feminist Alternatives of Family, Care, and Kinship in Popular Performances of Aunting, Patricia Sotirin and Laura L. Ellingson

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Teaching “Straight” Gay and Lesbian History, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2006

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Land, Labor, and Colonial Economics in Thomas Morton's "New English Canaan", Michelle Burnham

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Embodied Knowledge: Writing Researchers’ Bodies Into Qualitative Health Research, Laura L. Ellingson

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Exploring young adults' perspectives on communication with aunts, Laura L. Ellingson and Patricia J. Sotirin

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Women’s Access to Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sudan, Michael Kevane and Endre Stiansen

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The ‘We Say What We Think’ Club: Rural Wisconsin Women and the Development of Environmental Ethics, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2005

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Textual Investments: Economics and Colonial American Writing, Michelle Burnham

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Multiculturalisms Past, Present, and Future, Marilyn Edelstein

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Where in the World Are the Lesbians?, Linda Garber

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Lavender Ain’t Pink: Emerging Queer Self-Expression in a Non-White World, John C. Hawley

Submissions from 2004

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Epistolarity, Anticipation, and Revolution in Clara Howard, Michelle Burnham

The Emerging Fictionalization of AIDS in Africa, John Hawley

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How did Belle La Follette Resist Racial Segregation in Washington D.C., 1913-1914?, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 2003

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The Feminist and the Socialist: Adele and Alphonse Esquiros, Naomi J. Andrews

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Utopian Androgyny: Romantic Socialists Confront Individualism in July Monarchy France, Naomi J. Andrews

The Periphery Within: Internal Colonialism and the Rhetoric of U.S. Nation-Building, Michelle Burnham

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Interdisciplinary Health Care Teamwork in the Clinic Backstage, Laura L. Ellingson

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One Step Global, Two Steps Back? Race, Gender, and Queer Studies, Linda Garber

Counter-Imperial Masculinity: The Case of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922), John Hawley

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Are Investments in Daughters Lower When Daughters Move Away? Evidence from Indonesia, Michael Kevane and David Levine

Painting in the Subjunctive Mode: Inez Storer and the Art of Possibilities, Andrea Pappas

Submissions from 2002

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“La Mère Humanité”: Femininity in the Romantic Socialism of Pierre Leroux and the Abbé A.–L. Constant, Naomi J. Andrews

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Pomo Basketweaving, Poison, and the Politics of Restoration in Greg Sarris's Grand Avenue, Michelle Burnham

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Communication, collaboration, and teamwork among health care professionals, Laura L. Ellingson

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The roles of companions in geriatric patient–interdisciplinary oncology team interactions, Laura L. Ellingson

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Weaving a Wide Net: An Integrated Model for Combating Campus Homophobia and Heterosexism, Linda Garber

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Marriage in Africa: simple economics, Michael Kevane

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Demanding the Right to Live without Violence: Reflections on Color of Violence II, Sharmila Lodhia and Sylvanna Falcón

Submissions from 2001

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"However Extravagant thePretension": Bivocalism and U.S. Nation-Building In A Narrative ofthe Life of Mrs Mary Jemison, Michelle Burnham

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Moses and the Egyptian: Religious Authority in Olaudah Equiano's Iteresting Narrative, Eileen Razzari Elrod

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The Bombay Boys of Mira Nair, Firdaus Kanga and Ardashir Vakil, John Hawley

Postcolonial and Queer Theories: Intersections and Essays (Contributions to the Study of American Literature), John C. Hawley

Post-colonial, Queer: Theoretical Intersections, John C. Hawley

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Microenterprise Lending to Female Entrepreneurs: Sacrificing Economic Growth for Poverty Alleviation?, Michael Kevane and Bruce Wydick

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Social Norms and the Time Allocation of Women's Labor in Burkina Faso, Michael Kevane and Bruce Wydick

Submissions from 2000

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Merchants, Money, and the Economics of “Plain Style” in William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation, Michelle Burnham

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My Mother's Legacy: Trying to Make a Difference through Teaching and Research, Marilyn Edelstein

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Style, Substance, and Standpoint: A Feminist Critique of Bernie Siegel’s Rhetoric of Self-Healing, Laura L. Ellingson

The Role of Sexuality in Nation-Building: Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy and Timothy Mo’s The Redundancy of Courage, John Hawley

Submissions from 1999

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Listening to Women's Narratives of Breast Cancer Treatment: A Feminist Approach to Patient Satisfaction With Physician-Patient Communication, Laura L. Ellingson and Patrice M. Buzzanell

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Harriet Wilson and the White Reader: Authority and Audience in Our Nig, Eileen Razzari Elrod

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A Woman's Field Is Made At Night: Gendered Land Rights And Norms In Burkina Faso, Michael Kevane and Leslie C. Gray

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The Two Worlds of Belle La Follette, Nancy Unger

Submissions from 1998

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"I Lied All the Time": Trickster Discourse and Ethnographic Authority in "CrashingThunder", Michelle Burnham