About Deborah A Cohler


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Women & Gender StudiesCollege of Liberal and Creative Arts


At SF State Since:



Deborah Cohler received her PhD in English Literature from Brown University and BA from Wesleyan University in Women’s Studies and English. She is the author of Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth Century Britain (University of Minnesota Press, 2010) as well as recent journal articles on early twentieth century eugenics, transnational feminist pedagogies, and the cultural politics of the War on Terror. Her current research examines cultural transformations of sexuality, gender, and citizenship in wartime, focusing particularly on US military culture since 2001. She is at work on a monograph that examines mass cultural and subcultural representations of military spouses in US culture at the turn of the twenty-first century. She teaches courses in WGS on gender and militarism, transnational feminist cultural studies, queer theory, and feminist praxis.