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Research Interests for Robyn Wiegman

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Robyn Wiegman is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies and formerly the Margaret Taylor Smith Director of Women's Studies at Duke, from 2001-2007. She earned her Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Washington in 1988 and has taught at Syracuse University, Indiana University, and the University of California, Irvine. Her publications include two monographs---Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995)---and five edited collections---Who Can Speak: Identity and Critical Authority (1995), Feminism Beside Itself (1995), AIDS and the National Body (1997), The Futures of American Studies (2002), and Women's Studies on Its Own (2002). Wiegman's research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, American Studies, critical race theory, and film and media studies. She was co-director of the Dartmouth Summer Institute on American Studies from 1998-2004 and director of Women's Studies at UC-Irvine from 1997-2000. She is currently co-editing (with Elizabeth Wilson) a special issue of differences on "Queer Theory without Anti-Normativity" and working on two monographs: Racial Sensations, on affect and anti-racist aesthetics, and Arguments Worth Having, on key debates in feminist and queer theory. In 2013 she received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Graduate School at Duke University.

Feminist theory, Gender, Philosophy, Marxist, in literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, Sexuality
Recent Publications
  1. Wiegman, R, Introduction: Now, not now, Differences: a Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, vol. 30 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 2-14 [doi]
  2. Wiegman, R, In the margins with the argonauts, Angelaki, vol. 23 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 209-213, Informa UK Limited [doi[abs]
  3. Wiegman, R, SEX AND NEGATIVITY; OR, WHAT QUEER THEORY HAS FOR YOU, Cultural Critique, vol. 95 no. 95 (December, 2017), pp. 219-243, UNIV MINNESOTA PRESS, ISSN 1534-5203
  4. Wiegman, R, Wearing Out, English Studies in Canada (2016), Association of Canadian College and University, ISSN 0317-0802 [abs]
  5. Wiegman, R, The Times We’re In: Queer Feminist Criticism and Sedgwick’s Reparative Turn, in Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment, edited by O’Rourke, M (2016), Ashgate Publishers

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