Josh Cerretti

Josh Cerretti.

The GGS program fostered an incredible community of emerging graduate scholars over the years I was there. I admire the long history of Women's Studies at UB and was fortunate to be able to build upon that legacy both in the classroom and the streets of Buffalo. I also benefited enormously from the unrivaled community of Haudenosaunee intellectuals with whom I connected through UB. Upon finishing my PhD, I moved to Bellingham, Washington where I am currently an Assistant Professor of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Western Washington University on the territory of Lummi, Nooksack, and other Coast Salish people. In recent years, my work has appeared inRadical History Review and Gender and History; in summer of 2019, my monograph, Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States, will be published by University of Nebraska Press. Building upon what I learned and experienced in Buffalo, I continue to struggle against prisons, war, settler colonialism, and other injustices in this new context.

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  • 11/30/18
    "My dissertation exists at the collision of feminist, queer and literary theories in order to develop and examine new reading methodologies that arise in response to gendered traumas to argue reading is an experiential learning process that is both revolutionary and reparative."
  • 9/13/19
    "There was not a single day during the GGS studies that I did not go home feeling challenged, enlightened or just incrementally motivated to find ways to bring such brilliant learnings into my work back at home in India, after I finished my PhD."
  • 11/30/18
    Shantese holds a master's degree from the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies and is a recipient of an Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship from UB.
  • 11/30/18
    "After getting my MA at the University at Buffalo, I went on to get my PhD in Sociology at Brandeis University, which was my top choice of schools at the time. I am currently a professor of criminal justice at California State University, Sacramento."
  • 6/11/18
    "I owe my success to the department. I started traveling across the world after joining the department. I have never stopped."
  • 6/11/18
    "Currently I am working as an Assistant Professor with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). For the studies of arts and humanities, TISS is considered to be the second best academic institution after JNU in India."
  • 9/19/19
    Anne Marie Butler is an Assistant Professor of Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Kalamazoo College. Her research investigates how intersections between surrealism, sexuality, and queerness in contemporary Tunisian art can subvert state authority and social norms.