Associate Professor in Residence
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Barbara Gurr is an Associate Professor in Residence with the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. Her multi-and inter-disciplinary teaching and research focus on Native America, particularly reproductive and environmental justice; and popular culture, particularly race, gender, and sexuality in speculative fiction. Dr. Gurr is the author of Reproductive Justice: the Politics of Healthcare for Native American Women (Rutgers 2014) and the editor of Race, Gender and Sexuality in Post-Apocalyptic TV and Film (Palgrave MacMillan 2015) as well as numerous articles. Her current projects include an interrogation of rights and justice discourse in Standing Rock Reservation’s 2016 battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and an upcoming multi-disciplinary collection titled American Body: Race, Gender, and Nation in Speculative Fiction.