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Karma Lochrie

Karma Lochrie Ruth N. Halls Professor of English

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Ph.D., Princeton University, 1981
M.A., Princeton University, 1979


G302 - Issues In Gender Studies (The Queer Past)
G350 � Queer Theory


Before coming to Indiana University in 1999, Professor Lochrie taught at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and Loyola University Chicago. 

HeterosyncrasiesProfessor Lochrie’s research is concerned with genders and sexualities in the premodern past, particularly in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, but she has also straddles modernity in her teaching and conference talks.  Her published books include Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh (1991), Covert Operations:  The Medieval Uses of Secrecy (1999), and Heterosyncrasies:  Female Sexuality When Normal Wasn’t (2005).  She also co-edited Constructing Medieval Sexuality (1997).  She is currently working on a contribution to a contracted volume, The Premodern Lesbian.  In addition, she is writing a book on the idea of utopianism before Thomas More, a project which will end with a discussion of Lee Edelman’s recent controversial book, No Future (2004).  She received an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for this project in 2008-09.