Cultural Studies Adjunct: Lessie Jo Frazier
My work focuses on political culture in the Americas. I am particularly interested in the intersection of theories of power, subjectivity, and ideology with questions of political economy. I have published on memory, gender, nation-state formation including democratization, human rights, mental health policies, poetics, activism, and feminist ethnography. I am currently writing a book on gender, sexuality, and political culture in Chile; co-editing a volume on gender and sexuality in a global 1968; as well as finishing articles on Cold War POWs and masculinity (using film and oral history), and amnesia as a paradoxical form of agency (using queer theory). My teaching includes courses on transnational feminisms; gender, race and the erotics of imperialism; gender and sexuality in Latin America; theories of gender and sexuality; feminist perspectives on warfare and militarism; methodology; and gender and human rights.