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Gender and Sexuality

Social, cultural, and politicoeconomic dimensions of gender and sexuality – and their intersection – have been central to Anthropology now for almost half a century, including in relation to inequalities of race, class, nationality, religion, and a host of other factors.  Informed by the incisive contributions of critical and queer theories as well as by a range of received feminist approaches, the study of gender and sexuality is central to the concerns and scholarship of faculty in the Department of Anthropology at Emory.  

We bring these conceptual and empirical perspectives on gender and sexuality to bear on our fieldwork and ethnography as well as on our theorizations of domination and subordination, resilience and resistance, and formations of institutional and organizational control, including in the United States and across borders transnationally.

Bruce Knauft Headshot
Bruce Knauft
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
213 Anthropology
Melvin Konner Headshot
Melvin Konner
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
106 Anthropology
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Michael G. Peletz
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
220 Anthropology
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Kristin Phillips
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
218D Anthropology