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Faculty Books

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.  To see more books and publications from each faculty member, please see the individual faculty pages


Cameron Awkward-Rich
Persea Books

Briggs - Taking Children Book Cover

Laura Briggs
Taking Children  A History of American Terror
University of California Press

Banu Subramaniam
The Biopolitics of Hindu Nationalism
University of Washington Press

Fumi Okiji book cover

Fumi Okiji
Jazz as Critique:  Adorno and Black Expression Revisited
Stanford University Press

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Kirsten Leng
Sexual Politics and Feminist Science  Women Sexology in Germany, 1900-1033 (forthcoming, February 2018)
Cornell University Press

Laura Briggs - How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics - 2017

Laura Briggs
How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics   From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump
University of California Press

Queer Feminist Science Studies:  A Reader

Angela Willey, Editor
Queer Feminist Science Studies:   A Reader
University of Washington Press

Undoing Monogamy

Angela Willey, 2016
Undoing Monogamy: The Politics and the Possibilities of Biology
Duke University Pres

Ghost Stories for Darwin

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

Street Corner Secrets

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

Love  A Question for Feminism in the Twenty First Century

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

Somebody's Children

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

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

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

International Adoption  global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children

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

Dancing with Iris  The Philosophy of Iris Marion Young

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

Making Threats   Biofears and Environmental Anxieties

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

Feminist Science Studies

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

Daring to be Good  Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics

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