Dissertation Reviews launches Gender and Sexuality Series

library imageDISSERTATION REVIEWS (http://dissertationreviews.org) has been featuring research on gender and sexuality in a number of our existing series, whether in Chinese Literature, South Asian Studies, Medical Anthropology, or elsewhere. The time is now ripe for DR to feature a standalone Gender and Sexuality Dissertation Reviews series, edited by Caroline Walters, which will bring you friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations from this brilliant field — one that has long been vigilant in raising powerful
and insightful critiques of the ways in which we think and the ways in which we live.

As with our 20 existing series on Dissertation Reviews, Gender and
Sexuality Dissertation Reviews will also feature reviews and guides
for archives, libraries, and collections, providing up-to-date
introductions to foundational as well as overlooked research
collections. If you are interested in having your dissertation
reviewed, please fill out the Review Application Form on our webpage.
If you are interested in helping out in some other way, please contact
the Editor-in-Chief Thomas Mullaney (Associate Professor in History at
Stanford University) and the Managing Editor Leon Rocha (Research
Fellow at University of Cambridge).

Introducing Our New Field Editor

Caroline Walters is a Visiting Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies
at Middlesex University. She is currently working on her first
monograph, which is adapted from her 2012 dissertation, entitled
“Discourses of Heterosexual Female Masochism and Submission from the
1880s to the Present Day” (University of Exeter, supervised by
Professor Lisa Downing). She is the contributing co-editor of “Fat
Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism” (in preparation) and a
special issue of the peer-reviewed journal “Sexualities” on
“Theorising Fat Sexuality” (forthcoming). She has organized several
conferences (“Bisexuality and Mental Health” in Bradford, UK 2012;
“Public Engagement in Gender and Sexuality Studies” in Newcastle, UK
2011; “Forgotten Bodies” in Exeter, UK 2010).  Broadly her research
focuses upon the intersection between literary, filmic, theoretical
and scientific texts as they formulate discourses of sexuality,
particularly in its “non-normative” forms, mental health and “fat”
bodies. Caroline Walters can be reached at


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