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Roderick A Ferguson

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Art History Room 338 HellerH 7055A 271 19th Ave S

Specialties

  • African-American literature
  • queer theory and queer studies
  • classical and contemporary social theory
  • African-American intellectual history
  • sociology of race and ethnic relations
  • black cultural theory

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Sociology, University of California, San Diego, 2000.
  • M.A.: Sociology, Univeristy of California, San Diego, 1996.
  • B.A.: Sociology, Howard University, Washington, D.C., 1994.

Publications

  • The Parvenu Baldwin and the Other Side of Redemption: Modernity, Race, Sexuality, and the Cold War.. Ferguson, Roderick, 1999.
  • Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. Ferguson, Roderick, University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
  • Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Ferguson, Roderick, Grace Hong, Durham and London: Duke University Press,, Co-Editor, 2011.
  • Introduction“ in Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Ferguson, Roderick, Grace Kyungwon Hong, Durham and London: Duke University Press, Co-Author, 2011.
  • The Lateral Moves of African American Studies in a Period of Migration“ in Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. Ferguson, Roderick, Durham and London: Duke University Press, Author, 2011.
  • A Special Place within the Order of Knowledge: The Art of Kara Walker: Ferguson, Roderick, American Quarterly, vol. 61, Number 1 185-192, March 2009.
  • Administering Sexuality, Or the Will to Institutionality: Ferguson, Roderick, Radical History Review, Issue 100 158-169, Winter 2008.
  • Of Our Normative Strivings: African American Studies and the Histories of Sexuality: Ferguson, Roderick, Social Text, 85-100, Fall/Winter 2005.
  • The Stratifications of Normativity: Ferguson, Roderick, Author. Link
  • To Steal Away from Immoralities: African American Racialization and the Paradox of Modernity: Ferguson, Roderick, Université Paris 7“”Denis Diderot, Cahiers Charles V, 173-190, Juin 2006—Nº 40.
  • Theorizing Queer Temporalities.“ Invited discussant for online conversation, convened by Elizabeth Freeman: Ferguson, Roderick, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, vol. 13, Issue 2/3 177-195, 2007.
  • To Be Fluent in Each Other’s Narratives: Surplus Populations and Queer of Color Activism. Ferguson, Roderick, Juan Battle and Sandra L. Barnes, eds, New York: Rutgers University Press, Author, 2009.
  • The Relevance of Race for the Study of Sexuality. Ferguson, Roderick, Molly McGarry and George Haggerty, eds, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, Author, 2007.
  • Race. Ferguson, Roderick, Bruce Burgett and Glen Hendler, eds, New York: New York University Press, Author, 2007.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Discourse. Ferguson, Roderick, Alys Weinbaum and Susan Gilman, eds, Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, Author, 2007.
  • Sissies at the Picnic: The Subjugated History of a Black Rural Queer. Ferguson, Roderick, Hokulani Aikau, Karla Erickson, and Jennifer Pierce, eds., Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota, Author, 2007.
  • Race-ing Homonormativity: Citizenship, Sociology and Gay Identity. Ferguson, Roderick, E. Patrick Johnson, ed., Duke University Press, Author, 2005.
  • The Parvenu Baldwin and the Other Side of Redemption: Modernity, Race, Sexuality, and the Cold War. Ferguson, Roderick, Dwight A. McBride, ed., New York: New York University Press, Author, 1999.
  • Rethinking Race, Troubling Empiricism. Ferguson, Roderick, Douglas Hartmann, Co-Editor, Spring 1999.
  • The Nightmares of the Heteronormative: Ferguson, Roderick, Cultural Values, 4, 4 419-444, October 2000.
  • The Lack that Desires: Du Bois, Sociology, and the Negro Problem: Ferguson, Roderick, Critica: A Journal of Critical Essays, 33-39, Spring 1999.
  • Introduction: Rethinking Race. Ferguson, Roderick, Douglas Hartmann, Co-Author, Spring 1999.

Awards

  • Modern Language Association's Crompton-Noll Award for "best essay in lesbian, gay, and queer studies in the modern languages" for his article "The Parvenu Baldwin and the Other Side of Redemption."

Courses Taught

  • AmSt 1907W - Freshman Seminar
  • AmSt 3111 - American Cultures and the Arts
  • AmSt 4101W - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America
  • AmSt 8202 - Theoretical Foundations and Current Practice in American Studies
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