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.”

I hold a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University, an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University and a BA in History and Women’s Studies from Georgetown University. My work has been published in Signs: The Journal of Women in Culture and Society, the Journal of Medical Humanities, the American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and Feminism & Psychology, among others.


Kristina Gupta