Dr. Erin Durban-Albrecht is an assistant professor in cultural anthropology, affiliated with the Women's and Gender Studies Program, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, and the Institute for LGBTQ Studies and Services. She 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, Durban-Albrecht received the American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship to complete her 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. Her chapter, “The Sexual Politics of Rescue: The Global LGBTQI and Postcolonial Homophobia after the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti” was awarded an honorable mention for the AQA Kenneth W. Payne Student Prize for outstanding anthropological work by a graduate student. Durban-Albrecht is currently the program co-chair for the Association for Queer Anthropology with Vanessa Agard-Jones.
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