Lena McQuade

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Department Chair & Associate Professor

B.A.Women’s and Gender Studies/Liberal Studies (Hutchins), Sonoma State University, 1999
M.A. American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2003
Ph.D. American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2008
Office: Stevenson Hall 3016H
Voicemail: 707.664.2950
Fax: 707.664.3332
Email: mcquade@sonoma.edu
Postdoctoral Training: Dissertation fellow , Feminist Studies Department, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2007-8

Research Interests:

Dr. McQuade’s research interests include reproductive politics, gender and race in U.S. public health, feminist interdisciplinary methodologies, U.S./Mexico border studies, and feminist, critical race, and queer theory. She has published on the history of parteras (midwives) in New Mexico, health along the U.S./Mexico border, and about the history of Jewish feminism and the bat mitzvah.

Course Offerings:

  • Intro to Queer Studies (WGS 255)
  • Women’s Bodies: Health and Image (WGS 280)
  • Feminist Lecture Series (WGS 301)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Family (WGS 350)
  • Women's History & Women's Activism (WGS 365)
  • Gender, Race and Class (WGS 375)
  • Feminist Research Methods (WGS 425)
  • Contemporary Feminist Thought (WGS 475)