A. Finn Enke

I specialize in history of sexuality and gender, primarily 20th century United States. My research and teaching focuses on feminist, queer, and transgender social movements and theory.


  • PhD - 1999, University of Minnesota, Department of History
  • MA - 1992, University of Minnesota, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
  • BA - 1987 Swarthmore College, Religious Studies, Asian Studies. 


Transfeminist Perspectives: In and Beyond Transgender and Gender Studies (editor). (Temple University Press, 2012).  View Book Details
Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism. (Duke University Press, 2007).  View Book Details

Selected Publications:

  • "Transfeminist Perspectives on History and Pedagogy" Process: A Blog for American History, September 1, 2016. View Interview
  • "Translation" Transgender Studies Quarterly Vol 1 Issue 1-2 (Summer 2014)
  • “The Education of Little Cis: Binary Gender and the Discipline of Opposing Bodies” in The Transgender Studies Reader Volume 2. Routledge Press, 2012.
  • “Unlikely Sex Change Capitols of the World: Trinidad, United States, and Tehran, Iran, as Twin Yardsticks of Homonormative Liberalism” (with Elizabeth Bucar). Feminist Studies, 37:2 (Summer) 2011.
  • "Smuggling Sex Throough the Gates: Race, Sexuality, and Contested Space in Second Wave Feminism," American Quarterly vol. 55 number 4 (December) 2003.
  • "Taking Over Domestic Space: The Battered Women's Movement and Public Protest, 1971-1985" in Van Grosse and Richard Moser, eds., The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture in Recent America. Temple University, 2003.

Advisor To:

  • Simon Fisher
  • Chris Hommerding
  • Andrew Shaffer

History Courses:

A. Finn Enke

Professor of History, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Director of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program



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