Books & Publications

WGSS faculty members at UMass Amherst are doing groundbreaking work. We are known in the field for our commitment to the study of race, for our work in gender and science, for producing knowledge that solves concrete problems, and for political economic approaches.


Banu Subramaniam, 2014
Ghost stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity 
Urbana, Illinois : University of Illinois Press

Svati Pragna Shah, 2014
Street Corner Secrets: Sex, Work, and Migration in the City of Mumbai 
Durham : Duke University Press.

Anna G. Jónasdóttir and Ann Ferguson, 2014. 
Love: A Question for Feminism in the Twenty-First Century 
New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group

Laura Briggs, 2012
Somebody's Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption
Durham: Duke University Press

Miliann Kang, 2010
The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work
Berkeley: University of California Press

Kiran Asher, 2009
Black and Green: Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands
Durham: Duke University Press

Diana Marre and Laura Briggs, 2009
International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children
New York: New York University Press

Anne Ferguson and Machthild Nagel, 2009
Dancing with Iris: The Philosophy of Iris Marion Young
Oxford: Oxford University Press

Betsy Hartmann, Banu Subramaniam, and Charles Zerner, 2005
Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties
Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Maralee Mayberry, Banu Subramaniam, and Lisa H. Weasel, 2001
Feminist Science Studies: A New Generation
New York: Routledge

Bat-Ami Bar On and Ann Ferguson, 1998. 
Daring to be Good: Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics
New York: Routledge.