Gender & Sexualities on DR


The fourth season of Dissertation Reviews begins this Fall and we are bringing you plenty of fresh reviews of recently filed dissertations, latest updates on archives and libraries, and “Talking Shop” articles on Gender and Sexualities Studies.

If you wish to participate in Dissertation Reviews, please click here to become a reviewer or to have your dissertation reviewed. You may also contact our dedicated Gender and Sexualities Studies editor Caroline Walters.


Coming soon to Gender and Sexualities Studies…

Natalie Newton, “A Queer Political Economy of ‘Community’: Gender, Space, and the Transnational Politics of Community for Vietnamese lesbians (les) in Saigon” (University of California, Irvine 2012), reviewed by Kimberly Hoang (Boston College)

Shannon Smith, “Marked Men: Sport and Masculinity in Victorian Popular Culture, 1866-1904” (Queen’s University at Kingston 2012), reviewed by Matthew McDowell (University of Glasgow)

Jane Hartley, “Do Media Portrayals of Drinking and Sexual/Romantic Relationships Shape Teenagers’ Constructions of Gendered Identities?” (University of Glasgow 2011), reviewed by Catherine Nixon (University of Glasgow)

Beth Robertson, “In the Laboratory of the Spirits: Gender, Embodiment and the Scientific Quest for Life Beyond the Grave, 1918-1939” (Carleton University 2013), reviewed by Gillian McGann (Nipissing University)

Glen Noble, “Spaces of Privilege” (University of Brighton 2012), reviewed by Nathaniel Lewis (Dalhousie University)

Eva Krainitzki, “Exploring the Hypervisibility Paradox: Older Lesbians in Contemporary Mainstream Cinema (1995-2009)” (University of Gloucestershire 2011), reviewed by Leanne Dawson (University of Edinburgh)

Ariella Rotramel, “Women-Led Community Organizing Efforts by New York’s Mothers On The Move and CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities” (Rutgers, The State University of New York 2011), reviewed by Michelle Kempson (Warwick University)

Kirsten Leng, “Contesting the Laws of Life: Feminism, Sexual Science, and Sexual Governance in Germany and Britain c. 1880-1914” (University of Michigan 2011), reviewed by Jana Funke (University of Exeter)

And many others…


Meet the editor

waltersCaroline Walters (Gender and Sexualities Studies) is a Visiting Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Middlesex University. She is currently working on her first monograph, which is adapted from her dissertation, entitled Discourses of Heterosexual Female Masochism and Submission from the 1880s to the Present Day (University of Exeter 2012). She is the contributing co-editor of Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (in preparation) and a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Sexualities on Theorising Fat Sexuality (forthcoming). Broadly her research focuses upon the intersection between literary, filmic, theoretical and scientific texts as they formulate discourses of sexuality, particularly in its “non-normative” forms, mental health and “fat” bodies. [Website here]


Image: Pink Freud. Based on Max Halberstadt’s 1921 photograph of Sigmund Freud. Wikimedia Commons.

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