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Margot Weiss

Associate Professor of American Studies

255 High Street, 201

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Winchester House,

Chair, Anthropology

Winchester House,

Associate Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Allbritton Center,


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BA University of Chicago
MA Duke University
PHD Duke University

Margot Weiss

Margot Weiss is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in queer theory, queer and feminist anthropology, and left cultural critique. She is the author of the award-winning book Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Duke UP, 2011), and essays on queer activism, queer politics and neoliberalism, LGBT/queer economic precarity, the politics of academic and activist knowledge, sexuality and American imperialism, and methodology in queer anthropology. She is working on her second book, Visions of Sexual Justice, which explores how queer left activists cultivate a radical political imagination in the midst of crisis and closure. Margot Weiss is the Co-Chair of the national Association for Queer Anthropology. At Wesleyan, Professor Weiss coordinates Queer Studies and Disability Studies, and teaches courses in queer theory, the anthropology of sex and gender, ethnographic methods, and social theory.

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Spring 2018
AMST 201 - 01
Critical Queer Studies