Women's Studies

The Compassionate Court?

Support, Surveillance, and Survival in Prostitution Diversion Programs

Corey S. Shdaimah, Chrysanthi S. Leon, and Shelly A. Wiechelt

Shines a light on women who surveil and are surveilled in U.S. prostitution diversion programs within punishing economic, social, and carceral systems

242 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables, 2 figures


Political Black Girl Magic

The Elections and Governance of Black Female Mayors

Edited by Sharon D. Wright Austin

Examines the crucial role that Black women have carried out in the cities they govern

332 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 14 figures


Solidarity & Care

Domestic Worker Activism in New York City

Alana Lee Glaser

How intersectional labor organizing and solidarity can effectively protect workers in the domestic work sector and other industries

204 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 14 halftones


Gendered Places

The Landscape of Local Gender Norms across the United States

William J. Scarborough

Reveals how distinct cultural environments shape the patterns of gender inequality

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 49 figures


Teaching Fear

How We Learn to Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Nicole E. Rader

How rules about safety and the fear of crime are learned and crystalized into crime myths— especially for women

216 pages | 6 x 9


Ethical Encounters

Transnational Feminism, Human Rights, and War Cinema in Bangladesh

Elora Halim Chowdhury

Illuminates how visual practices of recollecting violent legacies in Bangladeshi cinema can generate possibilities for gender justice

Read a blog entry by the author

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 33 halftones


Are You Two Sisters?

The Journey of a Lesbian Couple

Susan Krieger

Authored by one of the most respected figures in the field of personal ethnographic narrative, this book serves as both a memoir and a sociological study, telling the story of one lesbian couple’s lifelong journey together

326 pages | 6 x 9


Feminist Reflections on Childhood

A History and Call to Action

Penny A. Weiss

Recovers a history of feminist thought and activism that demands greater voice and respect for young people

310 pages | 6 x 9


Women's Empowerment and Disempowerment in Brazil

The Rise and Fall of President Dilma Rousseff

Pedro A. G. dos Santos and Farida Jalalzai

What the rise and fall of Brazil’s first and only female president can teach us about women’s empowerment

214 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 7 figures



How States Push Mothers Out of Employment

Leah Ruppanner

Challenging preconceived notions of the states that support working mothers

186 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 tables, 4 figures, 36 maps


Under the Knife

Cosmetic Surgery, Boundary Work, and the Pursuit of the Natural Fake

Samantha Kwan and Jennifer Graves

How the pursuit of a “naturally” beautiful body plays out in cosmetic surgery

212 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables


Good Reasons to Run

Women and Political Candidacy

Edited by Shauna L. Shames, Rachel I. Bernhard, Mirya R. Holman, and Dawn Langan Teele

How and why women run for office

324 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 32 figures, 2 maps


Gender Differences in Public Opinion

Values and Political Consequences

Mary-Kate Lizotte

Explores the gender gap in public opinion through a values lens

256 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 25 tables, 23 figures


Feminist Post-Liberalism

Judith A. Baer

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory

220 pages | 6 x 9


Anna May Wong

Performing the Modern

Shirley Jennifer Lim

How Anna May Wong’s work shaped racial modernity and made her one of the most significant actresses of the twentieth century

262 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 halftones