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Associate Professor of Gender Studies R. Danielle Egan has been named co-editor of a new international books series, Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Culture, with Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Egan's co-editor is Patricia Ticineto Clough, professor of sociology, women's studies, and intercultural studies at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

Publishers state, "Highlighting the work taking place at the crossroads of sociology, sexuality studies, gender studies, cultural studies and performance studies, Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality and Culture will offer a platform for scholars pushing the boundaries of gender and sexuality studies substantively, theoretically and stylistically. Books solicited will draw insights from diverse scholarship and research in popular culture, ethnography, history, cinema, religion, performance, new media studies and technoscience studies to render visible the complex manner gender and sexuality intersect and can, at times, create tensions and fissures between one another. Encouraging breadth in terms of scope and theme, this series seeks contributions that explore the multifaceted domain of gender and sexuality in a manner that challenges the taken for granted. On one hand the series will foreground the pleasure, pain, politics and aesthetics at the nexus of sexual practice and gendered expression. On the other, it will explore new sites for the expression of gender and sexuality, the new geographies of intimacy being constituted at both the local and global scales."

Works in the series will be simultaneously released in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.

Egan was recently named to the editorial board of the journal Sexuality and Culture. She presented the 2007 Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lecture at St. Lawrence on the topic "Producing Pathology through the Pedagogy of Purity: Childhood Sexuality and the Social Purity Movement."

A faculty member at St. Lawrence since 2000, Egan is a graduate of Goucher College and earned the Ph.D. at Boston College. She has published work in Critical Sociology; Body and Society; Deviant Behavior; and The Journal of Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture. She is the author of the book Dancing for Dollars and Paying for Love: The Relationships Between Exotic Dancers and Their Regulars and one of three editors of the book of essays Flesh For Fantasy: Producing and Consuming Exotic Dance. In addition to her work on exotic dance, she has written on post-9/11 rhetoric, pedagogy and popular culture. Egan received the Louis and Frances Maslow Award at St. Lawrence in 2005.

Posted: September 4, 2008

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