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University of California
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- College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
- Women's Studies
Jane Ward is associate professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California Riverside. She is the author of Respectably Queer (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008), as well as several articles on queer politics, transgender relationships, the social construction of heterosexuality, the failure of diversity programs, and, most recently, queer motherhood. She teaches courses in feminist and queer studies.
UC Santa Barbara
- BA Sociology 1995
- UC Santa Barbara
- MA Sociology 1997
- UC Santa Barbara
- PhD Sociology 2003
- UC Santa Barbara
University of California Regents Faculty Fellowship (2007-2008)
American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Investigator Development Award (2005-2006)
Queer Politics, Transgender Studies, Heterosexualitites, and Critical Whiteness Studies.
Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2008.
Articles and Chapters:
“Ward, Jane. “Queer Feminist Pigs: A Spectator’s Manifesta.” In Constance Penley, Mireille Miller-Young and Tristan Taormino (eds) Feminist Porn Studies. Forthcoming in The Feminist Press 2013.
“Ward, Jane and Susan Mann. “Postmodernism, Poststructuralism & Queer Theory.” Doing Feminist Theory, edited by Susan Mann. Oxford University Press. 2012.
“Ward, Jane. “Born This Way: Congenital Heterosexuals and the Making of Heteroflexibility.” Sexualities: Past Reflections, Future Directions, edited by Sally Hines and Yvette Taylor. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
“From ‘Black People Are Not A Homosexual Act’ to ‘Gay is the New Black’: Mapping White Uses of Blackness in Modern Gay Rights Campaigns in the United States.” co-authored with Amy Stone. Forthcoming in Social Identities 17.5. 2011.
“Queer Pedagogies and the Specter of the Maternal.” In Deborah Byrd and Fiona Green (eds.) Maternal Pedagogies: In and Out of the Classroom. Ontario: Demeter Press. Forthcoming, Fall 2011.
"Gender Labor: Tansmen, Femmes, and the Collective Work of Transgression." Sexualities. 13(2): 236-254. 2010. [Reprinted in Intimate Labors: Cultures, Technologies, and the Politics of Care, edited by Eileen Boris and Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Stanford University Press, 2010.]
“Introduction: The Reaches of Heteronormativity” Special Issue on Sexualities and Heteronormativity, edited by Jane Ward and Beth Schneider. Gender & Society 23(4): 433-439. 2009.
“Toward an Intersectionality Just Out of Reach: Confronting the Challenges to Intersectional Practice,” co-authored with Rachel Luft in Advances in Gender Research Vol. 13 edited by Marcia Texler Segal and Vasilikie Demos. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishers, 2009.
“White Normativity: The Cultural Dimensions of Whiteness in a Racially Diverse LGBT Organization.” Sociological Perspectives 51(3): 563-586. 2008.
“Dude-Sex: White Masculinities and ‘Authentic’ Heterosexuality Among Dudes Who Have Sex With Dudes.” Sexualities 11(4): 415-435. 2008.
“Diversity Discourse and Multi-Identity Work in Lesbian and Gay Organizations”in Identity Work in Social Movements: Negotiating Sameness and Difference in Activist Environments, 233-255, edited by Jo Reger, Daniel Myers, and Rachel Einwohner, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
“Transmanner, femmes, und die arbeit, das girl zu sein.” [“Transmen, Femmes, and the Work of Being the Girl”] in Sexuell Arbeiten: Eine queere Perspektive auf Arbeit und Prekaras Leben, edited by Renate Lorenz and Brigitta Kuster, 240-258, Berlin: b_books, 2007.
“Straight Dude Seeks Same: Mapping the Relationship Between Sexual Identities, Practices, and Cultures” in Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, 31-37, edited by Mindy Stombler et al, New York: Allyn and Bacon, 2004.
“‘Not All Differences Are Created Equal:’ Multiple Jeopardy in a Gendered Organization.” Gender & Society 18(1): 82-102. 2004
“Producing Pride in West Hollywood: A Queer Cultural Capital for Queers With Cultural Capital.” Sexualities 6(1): 65-94. 2003.
“A New Kind of AIDS: Adapting to the Success of Protease Inhibitors in an AIDS Care Organization.” Qualitative Sociology 23(3): 247-265. 2000.
“Queer Sexism: Rethinking Gay Men and Masculinity” in Gay Masculinities, edited by Peter Nardi, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1999 (153-175).