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Breanne Fahs

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Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 2151
Biography

Breanne Fahs is 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 a B.A. in women's studies/gender studies and psychology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in women's studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.  She has published widely in feminist, social science, and humanities journals and has authored four books: Performing Sex (SUNY Press, 2011), an analysis of the paradoxes of women's "sexual liberation," The Moral Panics of Sexuality (Palgrave, 2013), an edited collection that examines cultural anxieties of "scary sex," Valerie Solanas (Feminist Press, 2014), a biography of author/would-be assassin Valerie Solanas, and Out for Blood (SUNY Press, 2016), a book of essays on menstrual activism and resistance. She currently has two book projects in press, due out in 2018: the first, Firebrand Feminism, is about radical feminist histories and their links to contemporary problems of sex, gender, and justice (forthcoming with University of Washington Press) and the second, Transforming Contagion, is an edited collection about the dangers and subversive potential of contagion (forthcoming with Rutgers University Press). She is the founder and director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at Arizona State University, and she also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice where she specializes in sexuality, couples work, and trauma recovery.

For more information, visit: www.breannefahs.com

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

Publications
  • Breanne Fahs. Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol). (2014).
  • . Animal Instincts. (2013).
  • Breanne Fahs and Michelle A. Gohr. Superpatriarchy meets cyberfeminism: Facebook, online gaming, and the new social genocide. MP: An Online Feminist Journal (2012).
  • Eric Swank and Breanne Fahs. Resources, social networks, and collective action frames of college students who join the gay and lesbian rights movement. Journal of Homosexuality (2012).
  • Eric Swank, David Frost, and Breanne Fahs. Rural location and exposure to minority stress among sexual minorities. Psychology & Sexuality (2012).
  • Breanne Fahs. Compulsory bisexuality?: The challenges of modern sexual fluidity. Journal of Bisexuality (2009).
  • . . Review of: Safe, sane, and consensual: Contemporary perspectives on sadomasochism (2009).
  • Breanne Fahs. Is the selling of virginity a feminist act?. (2009).
  • Breanne Fahs. The radical possibilities of Valerie Solanas. Feminist Studies (2008).
  • . . Review of: Woman’s relationship with herself: Gender, Foucault, and therapy (2008).
  • Breanne Fahs. Carol Queen. LGBTQ America today (2008).
  • Breanne Fahs. Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. LGBTQ America today (2008).
  • Breanne Fahs. Would you prefer gay marriage or no marriage?. (2008).
  • Fahs, Breanne Rebecca. Female sexuality and dysfunction. Battleground: Women, gender, and sexuality (2007).
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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 100Women, Gender, and Society
AMS 469Abject Bodies & Politics Trash
ETH 469Abject Bodies & Politics Trash
WST 469Abject Bodies & Politics Trash
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 580Practicum
JHR 584Internship
JHR 592Research
JHR 593Applied Project
JHR 595Continuing Registration
JHR 598Special Topics
MAS 598Special Topics
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
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 494Special Topics
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 380Race, Gender, and Class
WST 449Hate Speech/Manifestos
HON 493Honors Thesis
WST 499Individualized Instruction
JHR 584Internship
MAS 598Special Topics
JHR 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 444Gender, Health, and Bodies
WST 493Honors Thesis
WST 494Special Topics
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 598Special Topics
JHR 598Special Topics
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 333Crit Perspectives on Sexuality
WST 380Race, Gender, and Class
WST 492Honors Directed Study
WST 499Individualized Instruction
MAS 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
WST 333Crit Perspectives on Sexuality
WST 385Psychology of Gender
WST 499Individualized Instruction