I am a professional feminist critic who analyzes contemporary sexual norms as well as issues related to gender and the body while also equipping students with the skills to analyze and transform their worlds.

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. My research and teaching interests are in the areas of sexuality studies, feminist theory, feminist studies of science and medicine, and disability studies. I am currently working on a book which uses insights from queer theory, disability studies, and feminist science studies to rethink the ethics and politics of specific medical interventions. I teach courses such as “Sexual Politics in the U.S.,” “Gender and the Politics of Health,” and Men, Masculinity, and Power.”

Originally from Los Angeles, I received my BA in Women’s Studies and History from Georgetown University (May 2005) and my MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University (January 2007). Between 2006 and 2008, I worked in Washington, DC for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the National Women’s Law Center. In August of 2013, I completed a dissertation titled, “Compulsory Sexuality and Its Discontents: The Challenge of Asexualities,” in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.

Kristina Gupta