Breanne Fahs is an associate 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, forthcoming November 1, 2016), a book of essays on menstrual activism and resistance. She is currently working on two book projects: the first 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 is an edited collection about the dangers and subversive potential of contagion (forthcoming with Rutgers University Press). She is the director of the rambunctious 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.
My new book, Out for Blood: Essays on Menstruation and Resistance, is due out November 1, 2016! It is available for preorder on Amazon here. For a peek at the cover and full description, click here.
To read an argument for the new/emerging field of critical sexuality studies, see my Annual Review of Sex Research article with Sara McClelland here.
Three new articles for your perusal:
Why do women believe in menstrual synchrony?
What drives pro-life activists?
How can the virus serve as a pedagogical metaphor?
The recent conference, "Transforming Contagion," was fabulous!
Check out the program here (and check back for information on the forthcoming edited collection)
Four of my new articles:
Teaching about/with trash, Embodiment and sexuality (with Eric Swank),
Friends with benefits relationships (with Adrielle Munger) and The history of second wave embodiment
Valerie Solanas just won the Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver Medal (Women's Issues),
and it was selected as a staff pick at The Paris Review
Interview in BOMB Magazine about the Valerie Solanas book with Liz Kinnamon!
Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol) is now published!
Grab your copy at the Feminist Press website, Amazon, or at your local bookstore!
Read my interview about Valerie Solanas in the New York Times here!
Interviews and reviews about Valerie Solanas are pouring in. Check out the Los Angeles Review of Books, Dissent, The Brooklyn Rail, Out Magazine, LAMBDA Literary, Bookslut, Dame Magazine, After Ellen, The Awl, The Spectator, Maximum Rocknroll, and Interview Magazine for the latest.