Judith Kegan Gardiner's research interests include feminist theory, twentieth-century writing by women, seventeenth-century English literature, women's studies, and masculinity studies. Recent courses include “Gender Theory” and “Women's Literary Traditions.”
Her current research focuses on masculinity in feminist theory, on feminist friendships, and on Approaches to Teaching Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Her edited book Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theories appeared in 2002. The co-edited International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities, appeared in 2007. Her 2012 essay on female masculinity is widely cited.
She is one of the original founders of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at UIC and a long-time member of the editorial collective of the interdisciplinary journal, Feminist Studies. She has served as co-chair of the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women, as Interim Director of the Center for Research on Women and Gender, and as Director of GWS.
“Female Masculinity and Phallic Women – Unruly Concepts,” Feminist Studies 38.3 (Fall 2012), 584-611.
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