Associate Director, Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Program
3810 Walnut Street
Gwendolyn Beetham is Associate Director of the GSWS Program. She has worked for gender research organizations around the world and has taught gender studies at the London School of Economics, Rutgers University, and Brooklyn College. She received her PhD from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics.
A dedicated activist scholar, Gwendolyn is committed to bridging the research practice divide and has taken on many projects in support of this goal. She edited the first academic journal issue dedicated to feminist blogging, founded the Academic Feminist, a series on the popular feminist blog Feministing.com, and writes a column on queer parenting for a non-academic audience at She Knows. She holds leadership positions at the National Women’s Studies Association and has supported the Third Wave Fund - the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US - for over a decade.
GSWS 002 (Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
GSWS 400 (Fall 2017, Fall/Spring 18-19)
- Women’s Studies and Contingency: Between Exploitation and Resistance, with Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia, Cara E. Jones, Sekile Nzinga-Johnson. Feminist Formations, Special Issue “Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women’s Studies in the Corporate University” (2015)
- Routledge Major Works on Gender, Poverty, and Development, Routledge. Co-editor with Sylvia Chant (2014)
The Human Rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Peoples. SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney, eds. SAGE (2014)
- Gender Nerds at Heart: An Interview on Bridging the Blogging/Academic Divide with Feministing.com, with Naomi Greyser, American Quarterly, vol. 64 no. 4 (2012)
Assisted Reproduction as a Queer Thing. Critical Conceptions, Rebecca Jordan-Young, ed. The Scholar & Feminist Online Journal (Fall 2010/Spring 2011)
- Building Knowledge Institutions: A Conversation in Honor of Mariam Chamberlain. Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA (2014)