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Abigail Huston Boggs

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Assistant Professor, Education Studies

Assistant Professor, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


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BA Wesleyan University
PHD University Calif Davis

Abigail Huston Boggs

A scholar of feminist and queer studies with a focus on the transnational dimensions of the contemporary United States university, Abigail Boggs joined the Wesleyan Sociology Department in the fall of 2016. She is currently revising her first book manuscript, “American Futures: International Students and the U.S. University," which provides a critical genealogy of the figure of the international student in university policy, federal immigration law, and U.S. popular culture. She is also working with Eli Meyerhoff, Nick Mitchell, and Zach Scwartz-Weinstein on a project developing a framework for abolitionist  university studies (more information at abolition.university). Her writing has appeared in the Barnard Center for Research and Women's Scholar and the Feminist, American Quarterly, and Feminist Studies as well as the edited collection Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice. She is on the editorial board for Abolition: A Journal of Insurgent Politics and has served on the steering committee for the Five College Center for Research on Women and the American Studies Association's Program Committee.


Boggs earned her B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of California, Davis. Before returning to Wesleyan she taught in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst. 

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Spring 2021
SOC 151 - 02
Introductory Sociology

SOC 399M - 01
Abolitionist University Studie

SOC 399M - 02
Abolitionist University Studie

Fall 2021
SOC 244 - 01
Feminist and Queer Theories