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Ann Cvetkovich

Professor (Sabbatical)

Degrees:Ph.D. and M.A. English (Cornell), B.A. Literature and Philosophy (Reed College)

Ann Cvetkovich is a Professor at the Feminist Institute of Social Transformation. Until 2019, she was the Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression:  A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012).  She co-edited (with Ann Pellegrini) “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, and (with Janet Staiger and Ann Reynolds) Political Emotions (Routledge, 2010). She has been coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her current writing projects focus on the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of them by artists to create counterarchives and interventions in public history.



Edited Books

Edited Journals

Articles  (recent)

Short Articles and Occasional Pieces (recent)

  • (with Abby Wilkerson), “Disability and Depression,” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry13:4 (December 2016), 497-503.
  • Foreword in eds. Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell, Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories (Albany: SUNY Press, 2015), xv-xviii.
  • “Ephemera,” in eds. Giulia Palladini and Marco Pustianaz, Leksykon Archiwum Afektywnego (Lexicon for Affective Archives)(Gdansk and Warsaw:  Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, 2015), 181-85.  English translation (London:  Intellect Books, 2017).
  • (with Karin Michalski), “The Alphabet of Feeling Bad,” in eds. Kathe von Bose, Ulrike Kloppel, Katrin Koppert, Karin Michalski, and Pat Treusch, I is for Impasse:  Affektive Queerverbindungen in Theorie_Aktivismus_Kunst  (Berlin: b_books, 2015), 16-18.
  • “Feminism.”  The Forty on Forty Project. ESC: English Studies in Canada 41.4 (December 2015), 12.
  • With Anjali Arondekar, Christina B. Hanhardt, Regina Kunzel, Tavia Nyong’o, Juana Maria Rodriguez, and Susan Stryker, “Queering Archives:  A Roundtable Discussion.” Radical History Review122 (May 2015), 211-31.
  • “Writing with The Alphabet of Feeling Bad (PDF) in Walking Beside:  Challenging the Role of Emotions in Normalizationeds. Eva Soderberg and Sara Nyhlen.  Mid Sweden University, Forum for Gender Studies, Working Papers 6, 2014.  37-51.