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Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and Associate Professor of History

Gabriel N. Rosenberg
Office Location:  112 East Duke, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-1428
Email Address:  send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Housecs 59.27, House course (sp top) Synopsis
    Physics 047, M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
  • Gsf 89s.02, First-year seminar (top) Synopsis
    West duke 107f, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as ETHICS 89S.12)
  • Gsf 386s.01, Politics of sexuality Synopsis
    West duke 08a, MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as HISTORY 346S.01, PUBPOL 383S.01, RIGHTS 386S.01, SXL 386S.01)
Teaching (Spring 2022):

  • Gsf 701s.01, Foundations in feminist theory Synopsis
    Bivins 114, Th 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
    (also cross-listed as LIT 761S.01)

  • Ph.D. Brown University 2011
  • AM Brown University 2004
  • BA Grinnell College 2003

Research Interests:

Current projects: The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America, Purebred: Making Meat and Eugenics in the Modern United States

Gabriel Rosenberg's research investigates the historical and contemporary linkages among gender, sexuality, and the global food system. In particular, he studies spaces of agricultural production as important sites for the constitution and governance of intimacy – intimacy both between and among humans, animals, and plants. Although central throughout history to human knowledge about reproduction, agriculture has been peripheral to accounts of the governance of sexuality. In tandem, while historical accounts of American state power have productively questioned matters of governance through the lens of agriculture, they have largely overlooked sexuality as its own formative analytic. His research looks to agriculture as a site of knowledge/power formation that inscribes and mobilizes both human and non-human bodies and desire. Reflecting his training as a historian of the modern United States, he uses the archives of the America’s agricultural past to exhume the tangled relationships between agricultural practices and the governance of human gender and sexuality, a relationship that now conditions America’s relationship to the agricultural peripheries of the global South.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)
  1. Rosenberg, GN. "On the scene of zoonotic intimacies jungle, market, pork plant." Tsq: Transgender Studies Quarterly 7:4 (November, Submitted, 2020): 646-656. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Rosenberg, GN. "No Scrubs: Livestock breeding, eugenics, and the state in the early twentieth-century United States." The Journal of American History 107:2 (January, Submitted, 2020): 362-387. [doi]
  3. Way, ; Okie, ; Funes-Monzote, ; Nance, ; Rosenberg, ; Specht, ; Swart,. "Roundtable: Animal History in a Time of Crisis." Agricultural History 94:3 (Submitted, 2020): 444-444. [doi]
  4. Rosenberg, G. "Animals." The Routledge History of American Sexuality 2020: 32-41.  [abs]
  5. Rosenberg, G. "How Meat Changed Sex." Glq: a Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 23:4 (Submitted, 2017): 473-507. [doi]

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