Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Gender and Sexuality Studies
Erica Rand, appointed in Art and Visual Culture and in Gender and Sexuality Studies, teaches courses on contemporary culture with particular attention to sexuality, race, and gender–and, within these areas, to queer and trans sexualities and genders. She serves on the editorial board of the journals Criticism, Salacious, and Radical Teacher, recently co-editing, with Shana Agid, a special issue of the last called Not Another Special Guest: Teaching “Trans” Now (no. 92, 2012). Her writings include Barbie’s Queer Accessories (Duke, 1995) and The Ellis Island Snow Globe (Duke, 2005) and Red Nails Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice (Duke, 2012), grounded in participant-observation research in adult figure skating. Her most recent essay, “Court and Sparkle: Kye Allums, Johnny Weir, and Raced Problems in Gender Authenticity,” appears in the Athletic Issue of GLQ (19:4).