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Shifra N. Diamond
George Washington University
Research Fields: Social and Political Thought; Literary and Cultural Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Studies of Interdisciplinarity.
Primary research interests: Post-structuralist, Queer and Feminist Theory.
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Grad
Former List Editor for H-Grad
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Human Sciences: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Language, Culture, and Society
George Washington University, Washington, DC
M.A. in English
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
B.A. in English and American Studies
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Fall 2002
Course Taught: Women in Culture and Society
New School University, B.A. Program, New York, NY
Instructor, Humanities and Gender Studies, 1996-2000
Courses Designed and Taught: Contemporary Feminist Theories; Queer Identities in the 1990s; Introduction to Queer Theory; Theory and Culture: Lesbian and Transgender Communities.
Conference Papers (selected):
"Water, Steel, and Rust: In/Visible Labor and the Urban Environment: A Response." New York Metro American Studies Association Annual Conference, October 28, 2006.
"Toward an Ethics of Exemplarity? Transsexual Critiques and the Ambivalence of (Anti)Representation in Queer Theory." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference, March 11-13, 2005.
"Queer Theory as Deliteralization Zone? Rhetorical Imperialism, Transsexual Critiques, and the Ethics of Exemplarity." Graduate Colloquium in the Human Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, DC, February 4, 2005.
"Spacing Out? Queer Theory as Site of Activism." First Mid-Atlantic GLBT Writers’ Conference, Washington, DC, October 1997.
"Coming Out Into Queer Theory: Anti-Identitarian Narrative Strategies." Forms of Desire Conference, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), New York, NY, April 1997.
Other Professional Activities (selected):
Conference Committee, New York Metro American Studies Association, 2005–present
Steering Committee, Graduate Colloquium in the Human Sciences, George Washington University, 2003–present
Curator, Film Series: "Culture/Power/Identity: Spotlight on Ethnographic Documentary." George Washington University, April 12-14, 2002.