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Breanne Fahs

Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography: 

Breanne Fahs is a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University, where she specializes in studying women's sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism and political activism. 

She has published widely in feminist, social science, and humanities journals and has authored five books: Performing Sex (SUNY Press, 2011), an analysis of the paradoxes of women's "sexual liberation," Valerie Solanas (Feminist Press, 2014), a biography of author/would-be assassin Valerie Solanas, Out for Blood (SUNY Press, 2016), a book of essays on menstrual activism and resistance, Firebrand Feminism (University of Washington Press, 2018), a book about radical feminist histories and their links to contemporary problems of sex, gender, and justice, and Women, Sex, and Madness: Notes from the Edge (Routledge, 2019), a book of her essays about women's sexuality in the chaotic and "mad" context of contemporary gender relations. She has also co-edited two volumes: The Moral Panics of Sexuality (Palgrave, 2013), a collection that examines cultural anxieties of "scary sex," and Transforming Contagion (Rutgers University Press, 2018), a collection about the dangers and subversive potential of contagion. Her most recent book is Burn it Down! Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution, a collection of historical and contemporary feminist manifestos (Verso).

She is the founder and director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at ASU, and she also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice where she specializes in sexuality, couples work and trauma recovery.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Women's Studies and Clinical Psychology, University of Michigan
  • B.A. Women's Studies/Gender Studies and Psychology, Occidental College 
Research Interests: 

Women's sexuality

Critical embodiment studies

Radical feminism

Political activism

 

For more information about my research, publications, books, teaching, and clinical practice, visit: www.breannefahs.com

Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
JUS 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 333Crit Perspectives on Sexuality
WST 444Gender, Health, and Bodies
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 585Capstone Course
JHR 590Reading and Conference
MAS 592Research
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
WST 599Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 385Psychology of Gender
WST 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
ETH 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
AMS 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 584Internship
WST 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 598Special Topics
WST 599Thesis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 592Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 333Crit Perspectives on Sexuality
WST 444Gender, Health, and Bodies
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 580Practicum
JHR 590Reading and Conference
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
JHR 584Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 385Psychology of Gender
WST 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
ETH 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
AMS 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 580Practicum
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 598Special Topics
JHR 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
JHR 584Internship
JHR 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 100Women, Gender, and Society
WST 333Crit Perspectives on Sexuality
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 580Practicum
JHR 590Reading and Conference
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 580Practicum
JHR 598Special Topics
AMS 598Special Topics
MAS 598Special Topics