Erica Rand

Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies


Art and Visual Culture

Pettengill Hall, Room 215

Women and Gender Studies

Olin Arts Center,


Erica Rand is Whitehouse Professor of Art and Visual Culture and of Women and Gender Studies at Bates College, teaching courses on contemporary culture with particular attention to sexuality, race, and gender–and, within these areas, to queer and trans sexualities and genders. Her writings include Barbie’s Queer Accessories, The Ellis Island Snow Globe, and Red Nails Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice. She serves on the editorial board of the journals Radical Teacher and Salacious. In 2012, with Shana Agid, she co-edited a special issue of the Radical Teacher called Not Another Special Guest: Teaching “Trans” Now. Recent publications include “Court and Sparkle: Kye Allums, Johnny Weir, and Raced Problems in Gender Authenticity” for the Athletic Issue of GLQ, an entry on “Hips” for the keyword issue of TSQ: The Transgender Studies Quarterly, and “Five Outings and the Ingredients of My Undoing” in Liminalities (2016).