Jennifer Tyburczy

Jennifer Tyburczy
Associate Professor of Feminist and LGBTQ Studies

Office Location

4713 South Hall

Specialization

LGBTQ Studies, queer theory, genders and sexualities, race and nation, performance studies, social justice, transnational American studies, popular culture, ethnography, cultural politics, political economy, visual art and culture, museum and archive studies

Education

PhD Northwestern University (Performance Studies with graduate certificate in Gender Studies)
 
MA University of Texas, Austin (English)
 
BA University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (English, Journalism and Mass Communication with Spanish language minor)

Bio

Jennifer Tyburczy is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies and Queer Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the display of visual, popular, and material culture in museums and the global flow of sexual objects across mapped and symbolic borders, particularly throughout North America, Latin America, and Western Europe.

Research

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Queer and trans studies, intersectionality, critical race theory, performance studies, social justice, global and transnational studies, popular culture, ethnography, cultural politics, political economy, visual art and culture, museum and archive studies, affect, urban humanities, U.S.-Mexico relations
 
REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION
United States, Mexico, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Latin America, Western Europe

Publications

Books                         
Sex after NAFTA:  Queer Flows and The Erotic Investment in Free Trade, manuscript in progress
 
2016.  Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display, University of Chicago Press. Winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBTQ Studies 
 
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Essays
Forthcoming. “Sex Trafficking Talk: Rosi Orozco and the Neoliberal Narrative of Empathy in Post-NAFTA Mexico,” Feminist Formations, 2020
 
Forthcoming. “La Gozadera: Lesbian Transfeminist Worldmaking in Mexico City,” Queer Nightlife anthology edited by Kemi Adeyemi, Kareem Khubchandani, and Ramón Rivera-Servera, 2020
 
Forthcoming. Estado de Emergencia, book of essays co-authored and co-edited with Lorena Wolffer (performance artist) and Prof. María Laura Rosa (University of Buenos Aires); based on the collaborative performance/installation project, Estado de Emgergencia (November 2018, Mexico City) 
 
2016. “Sex Toys after NAFTA: Transnational Class Politics, Erotic Consumerism, and the Economy of Female Pleasure in Mexico City,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Volume 42, Number 1, 123-152, special issue on “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century.”