Rebecca M. Herzig

Herzig, Rebecca

Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies 207-786-6335Pettengill Hall, Room 209


Rebecca Herzig’s research and teaching dwell on the historical intersections between race, colonialism, gender, sexuality, labor, science, technology, and medicine.

Professor Herzig’s essays on these topics have appeared in Academic MedicineAmerican QuarterlyFeminist TheoryLancetRadical History Review, and Science, among other journals, and in online forums such as Wonders & Marvels and Salon. Herzig’s most recent monograph, Plucked, was named a “best book of the year” by the Economist magazine and by the Science Friday radio program. Herzig also co-edits, with Banu Subramaniam, the interdisciplinary book series, Feminist Technosciences.

At Bates, Professor Herzig is a contributing member of the Programs in Africana, American Studies, and Environmental Studies, and regularly advises theses in Africana, American Studies and  History.

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