Rebecca M. Herzig – Chair

Rebecca Herzig


Gender and Sexuality Studies


Pettengill Hall, Room 209

African American Studies


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 African American Studies, American Cultural Studies, and Environmental Studies, and regularly advises theses in AAS, ACS, and  History.

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