Dr. Erin Durban-Albrecht holds a joint position in cultural anthropology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program. They teach the queer studies sequence (WGS 292 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and WGS 392 Queer and Trans* Theories) and developed the QUEERtalks speakers series at Illinois State. *** Durban-Albrecht earned a PhD in Gender and Women’s Studies, with minor concentrations in Sociocultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies, from the University of Arizona. While at the UofA, they received the American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship to complete their dissertation, Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics. The dissertation was awarded the ASA Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for best dissertation in American Studies as well as the National Women's Studies Association-University of Illinois Press First Book Prize in 2015.
270Anth of Gender & Sex
392Queer & Trans Theory
Transnational feminisms, social movements, critical theory, studies of European and U.S. imperialisms, Haiti and its diaspora, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) studies