Emily Thuma

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Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies
Faculty Affiliate, History
Faculty Affiliate, Center in Law, Society and Culture
Ph.D., New York University, American Studies
University of California, Irvine
3212 Humanities Gateway
Mail Code: 2655
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
histories and theories of gender, race, and sexuality; feminist studies; queer studies; American studies; law and society; carceral studies; social movements; recent U.S. social, political, and legal history
Academic Distinctions
Hellman Fellowship, Hellman Fellows Fund (2017–2018)
Honorable Mention for the Judith Lee Ridge Prize for best article in the field of history, Western Association of Women Historians (2015)
Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at The City University of New York Graduate Center (2012–2013)
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship (2008–2009)

Courses Taught at UCI
20: Introduction to Queer Studies
50c: Gender and Popular Culture
60b: Gender and Law
110a: Gender, State, and Nation
120c: Practices of Embodiment
157a: Policing Gender and Sexuality
197: Gender and Sexuality Studies Senior Seminar
201: Cultures of Activism

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming spring 2019)
2015. "Lessons in Self-Defense: Gender Violence, Racial Criminalization, and Anticarceral Feminism." WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly (Vol. 43, Nos. 3 & 4): 52-71.
2014. "Against the 'Prison/Psychiatric State': Anti-violence Feminisms and the Politics of Confinement in the 1970s." Feminist Formations (Vol. 26, No. 2): 26-51.
Mary Lily Research Grant, Sallie Bingham Center, Duke University (2011–2012)
UCI Humanities Commons Research and Travel Award (2015)
UCI Inclusive Excellence Spirit Grant (2016)
UCI Initiative to End Family Violence Collaborative-Building Grant (2017)
Professional Societies
American Studies Association
National Women's Studies Association
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (affiliate of the American Historical Association)
Western Association of Women Historians
Law and Society Association
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