A. Finn Enke
Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies
Office: 3408 Sterling Hall
Mailbox: 5020 Mosse Humanities
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-12:15 (please email ahead of time), Thursdays 11:00-12:15 (please email ahead of time), or by appointment. Office hours held in Sterling 3301.
I am the Director of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program. 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.
Ph.D., 1999, University of Minnesota, Department of History
M.A., 1992, University of Minnesota, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
B.A., 1987 Swarthmore College, Religious Studies, Asian Studies.
A. Finn Enke. Transfeminist Perspectives in and beyond Transgender and Gender Studies. Temple University Press, 2012.
A. Finn Enke. Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism. Duke University Press, 2007.
- “Collective Memory and the Transfeminist 1970s: Toward a Less Plausible History” TSQ 2018: 5(1) 9-29.
- “Transgender History and Otherwise Approaches to Queer Embodiment” in Romesburg ed., The Routledge History of Queer America (2018):224-236.
- “Transfeminist Perspectives on History and Pedagogy” Process: A Blog for American History, September 1, 2016.
- “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.