Brooke Lober

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Adjunct Professor

Office: Stevenson Hall 3016i
Voicemail: 707.664.2950
Fax: 707.664.3332

Research Interests:

Brooke Lober is a longtime participant in grassroots social movements and creative subcultures, which produce the materials and philosophies she engages in her classrooms, and in her work as a feminist cultural studies scholar. At Sonoma State University’s Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Lober teaches intersectional feminist/queer studies through investigations into critical theory and cultural production. In her research and writing, Professor Lober is engaged in the study of late 20th century feminisms as they converge with anti-imperialist and anti-colonial movements that exploded in the wake of 1968. Her dissertation, “Conflict and Alliance in the Struggle: Anti-Imperialist Feminism, Palestine Solidarity, and the U.S. Jewish Feminist Movement of the Late 20th Century,” offers an account of historical interactions among U.S.-based feminist movements, and the movement for international solidarity with the Palestinian freedom struggle—with close attention to the politics and practice of identity in the U.S. Jewish feminist movement of the 1980s and 1990s. In collaboration with the Freedom Archives, Lober is the director of the Women Against Imperialism Oral History Project, which historicizes the work of this radical feminist collective that reshaped the meaning of feminist activism and politics through their years of Bay Area-based transnational feminist organizing. She has published her writing in the online platform Mondoweiss, and has forthcoming publications in the scholarly journals Feminist Formations, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Course Offerings:

  • Women’s Bodies: Health and Image (WGS 280)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Family (WGS 350)
  • Gender and Globalization (WGS 385)
  • Queer Theory, Queer Lives (WGS 455)