University of Wisconsin–Madison

A. Finn Enke

Professor of History and Gender and Women’s Studies

finn.enke@wisc.edu

608.263.2334

Office: 3408 Sterling Hall
Office Hours: TBA

A. Finn Enke


Biography

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.

Education

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.

Books

Selected Publications

  • Transfeminist Perspectives on History and PedagogyProcess: 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.

Advisor To

  • Simon Fisher
  • Andrew Shaffer

History Courses