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Ann Cvetkovich


Degrees:Ph.D. and M.A. English (Cornell), B.A. Literature and Philosophy (Reed College)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1122
Office:DT 1424

Ann Cvetkovich 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.



  • Depression:  A Public Feeling.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, 2013.
  • An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham:  Duke University Press, 2003.
  • Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism. New Brunswick:  Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Edited Books

  • Political Emotions.  Co-edited with Janet Staiger and Ann Reynolds.  New York:  Routledge, 2010.
  • Articulating the Global and the Local:  Globalization and Cultural Studies. Co-edited with Douglas Kellner. Boulder:  Westview Press, 1997.

Edited Journals

  • Editor (with Annamarie Jagose), GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2005-2011. Associate Editor, 2004-05.
  • “Public Sentiments.” Co-edited with Ann Pellegrini. Special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, published by the Center for Research on Women, Barnard College. ( 2:1 (Summer 2003).

Articles  (recent)

  • “Photographing Objects as Queer Archival Practice,” in eds. Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu, Feeling Photography.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.   273-96.
  • “The Craft of Conversation:  Oral History and Lesbian Feminist Art Practice,” in eds. Matthew Parkington and Linda Sandino, Oral History and Visual Arts. London: Berg, 2013.  124-34.
  • “Depression is Ordinary:  Public Feelings and Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother,” special issue on Affecting Feminism, Feminist Theory13.2 (August 2012): 131-46.
  • “Can the Diaspora Speak?:  Afghan Americans and the 9/11 Oral History Archive,” Radical History Review111 (Fall 2011): 90-100.
  • “Photographing Objects: Art as Queer Archival Practice,” in eds. Mathias Danbolt, Jane Rowley, and Louise Wolthers, Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive.Copenhagen: Nikolaj, Copenhagen Art Center, 2009.  49-65.
  • “Drawing the Archive in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” Special issue on “Witness.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, 36: 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2008):  111-128.
  • “Public Feelings,” SAQ:  South Atlantic Quarterly  106:3 (Summer 2007):  459-68. Reprinted in book form in After Sex:  On Writing Since Queer Theory, eds. Janet Halley and Andrew Parker. Durham:  Duke University Press, 2011.  169-79.

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.