Gender Studies Syllabus

This syllabus features essential, field-defining books from our Gender Studies e-book collection that are perfect for courses and scholars. These titles take an intersectional approach to issues of gender, race, and sexual orientation, casting a critical eye on the ways these issues affect every aspect of society. The books exist in dialogue with Duke University Press's equally groundbreaking gender studies journals (not included in the collection), including differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies; GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism; and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

Living a Feminist Life

Sara Ahmed
2017

Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure

Eli Clare
2017

Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure

Lynn Comella
2017

Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship

Aimee Meredith Cox
2015

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive

Lee Edelman
2004

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity

Alexis Pauline Gumbs
2016

Female Masculinity

Jack Halberstam
1998/2018

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Donna J. Haraway
2016

Hospital Time

Amy Hoffman
1997

Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence
2016

Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality

Jennifer C. Nash
2019

Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times

Jasbir K. Puar
2007/2017

New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut

B. Ruby Rich
2013

Tendencies

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
1993

Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

Dean Spade
2015

Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change

Eliza Steinbock
2019

Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

Alexander G. Weheliye
2014

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