Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

B.A. Sociology, Northeastern Illinois University, 1987

M.S. Sociology, University of Wisconsin‑Madison, 1990

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin‑Madison, 1997

Areas of Study: Sexuality, Gender, Social Theory, Culture

 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2018-Present. Chair, Department of Sociology, Tulane University.

2017-Present. Professor of Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies. Department of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Tulane Univerity.

2007-2017.  Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Department of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.  Tulane University.  Courses Taught: “Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Theory”, “Issues in the Sociology of Gender”, “Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theories”, “Advanced Gender and Feminist Theories”, “Research in Women’s Studies”, “Gender & Society,” and “The Sociology of Sexuality," "Polyqueer Sexualities," and "Monogamy, Polysexualities, and Society".

 

2008-2011. Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.  Tulane University.

 

2003-2007.  Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies.  Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies Program.  Tulane University. 

 

1998-2003.  Assistant Professor of Sociology.  Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Albion College.  Courses taught:   “Sociology of Sex and Gender”, “The Sociology of Sexuality”, “Social Psychology”, “The Sociology of the Body”, “History of Sociological Thought”, “Feminist Theory”, and “Introduction to Sociology”

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Mimi Schippers. Polyamory, Monogamy, and American Dreams: The Stories We Tell About Poly Lives and the Cultural Production of Inequality. Routledge. 2019.

Mimi Schippers. Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future of Polyqueer Sexualities. New York University Press. 2016.

 

Mimi Schippers. Rockin’ Out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Hard Rock. Rutgers University Press.  2002.

 

Journal Articles

Mimi Schippers and Erin Grayson Sapp. “Reading Pulp Fiction:  Embodied Femininity and Power Second and Third Wave Feminist Theory.” Feminist Theory 13(1), 2012. 

 

Mimi Schippers. “Doing Power/Doing Difference: Negotiations of Race and Gender in a Mentoring Program.”  Symbolic Interaction 31(1), 2008.

 

Mimi Schippers. “Recovering the Feminine Other: Femininity, Masculinity, and Gender Hegemony.”  Theory and Society 36. 2007.

 

Mimi Schippers.  “The Social Organization of Sexuality and Gender in Alternative Hard Rock: An Analysis of Intersectionality” Gender & Society 14 (6), 2000.

 

Emily Kane and Mimi Schippers. "Men's and Women's Beliefs about Gender and Sexuality." Gender & Society 10 (5), 1996­.

 

Book Chapters

Mimi Schippers. “Are Polyamorous Men Embodying Male Femininity?” In Dana

Berkowitz, Chong-suk Han, and Elroi Windsor (eds.), Female Masculinities. New York: NYU Press. Forthcoming.

 

Mimi Schippers. “Polyamory and a Queer Orientation to the World.” In Brandy Simula,

J. Sumerau, and Andrea Miller (eds.), Expanding the Rainbow: Exploring the

Relationships of Bi+, Trans, Ace, Polyam, Kink, and Intersex People. Sense Publishers.

2019.

Mimi Schippers. “Gender Theory and the Feminist Potential of Non-Monogamies.” In Eds. Raewyn Connell, Patricia Martin, James W. Messerschmidt, and Michael Messner.  Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research. New York: New York University Press. 2018.

 

Mimi Schippers. “Trauma, Recovery, and Sexuality in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” Rethinking Disaster Recovery: Survivor Scholars' Reflections a Decade after Katrina. Vanderbilt University Press. 2015.

 

Mimi Schippers. “Third Wave Rebels in a Second Wave World: Polyamory, Gender, and

Power.” In Donna King and Carrie Smith (Eds), Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Kick Their A@#$!: Feminist Perspectives on the Stieg Larsson Millennium

Trilogy. Vanderbilt University Press. 2012.

 

Mimi Schippers.  Interview. Introducing the New Sexuality Studies: Original Essays and Interviews.  Edited by Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer, and Chet Meeks.  Routledge.  2006.

 

Mimi Schippers. “Rocking the Gender Order”.  In Catching a Wave: Feminism In the 21st Century, Edited by Rory Dicker and Alison Piepmeier.  Northeastern University Press. 2004.

 

Book Reviews

Mimi Schippers. 2016. “Taming the Alpha Male Harem Master: Gender Politics and The

Stories We Tell About Monogamy.” A review of Out of Eden: The Surprising

Consequences of Polygamy by David Barash. Contexts 15(3), 2016.

Mimi Schippers. 2014. Book Review for The Polyamorist Next Door: Inside Multiple Partner Relationships and Families, by Elisabeth Sheff. Gender & Society.

 

Mimi Schippers. 2013. Book Review for Dominatrix: Gender, Eroticism, and Control in the Dungeon, by Danielle Lindemann. Gender & Society 27 (4).

 

Mimi Schippers. 2011. Book Review for Hegemonic Masculinities and Camouflaged Politics by James Messerschmidt.  American Journal of Sociology 117(1).

 

Mimi Schippers.  2011. Book Review for Sells Like Teen Spirit: Music Youth Culture and Social Crisis, by Ryan Moore. Contemporary Sociology 40(1): 65-66.

 

Mimi Schippers.  2000. Book Review for Frock Rock: Women Performing Popular Music.  Contemporary Sociology 29(6).

 

Lisa D. Brush and Mimi Schippers. 1991. Book Review for Intimate Violence, Defining Rape, and Women and Rape. Gender & Society 6(2), 1991.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Mimi Schippers. 2014. “Polyamory.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies.

 

Mimi Schippers. 2013. “Heteronormativity.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

 

Mimi Schippers. 2013. “Masculinity and Femininity: Sociological Approaches.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Interview. Sex Out Loud on Voice of America with Tristan Taormino. June 23, 2017. 

 

Interview with Heidi Renee Lewis.“Feminists We Love.”  The Feminist Wire, September 2013.          

http://thefeministwire.com/2013/09/polyamory-and-non-monogamy/

Mimi Schippers. “3rnder and the Threesome Imaginary.” Blog post published in From

the Square of New York University Press. November 3, 2015.

 

Interview. A More — or Less — Perfect Union. Documentary. Released March 2016.

 

Guest, Old Mole Variety Hour. “NFL Cheerleaders as Laborers.” Interview with Jan Haaken. December 8, 2014. KBOO Radio, Portland Oregon.

 

Guest, Old Mole Variety Hour. “Feminism and Football.” Interview with Jan Haaken.             November 26, 2014. KBOO Radio, Portland Oregon.

 

Guest, Old Mole Variety Hour. “Controversial Film Gone Girl” Interview with Jan Haaken. October 19, 2014. KBOO Radio, Portland Oregon.

 

Blogpost, “Compulsory Monogamy in the Hunger Games.” Marxindrag.com. November

27, 2013.             http://www.marxindrag.com/Marxindrag/Blog/Entries/2013/11/27_Katniss_and_Her_Bo            ys.html.

 

Reposted on The London School of Economics Daily Blog on American Politics and             Policy. December 7, 2013.

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2014/04/03/plural-relationships-when-consensual-and-

gender-neutral-may-actually-help-reduce-gender-inequality/

 

Reposted on Sociological Images, December 2, 2013.

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2013/12/02/compulsory-monogamy-in-the-hunger-            games-catching-fire/

 

Reposted on Huffington Post, December 4, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mimi-schippers-phd/hunger-games-monogamy_b_4384596.html

 

Reposted on Jezebel. December 3, 2014.

http://jezebel.com/what-if-katniss-didnt-have-to-choose-between-peeta-and-1475060744

 

Blogpost, “Duck Dynasty, Gender, and Class. Marx in Drag, December 21, 2013.

http://www.marxindrag.com/Marxindrag/Blog/Entries/2013/12/21_Duck_Dynasty%2C_            Gender%2C_and_Class.html

 

Reposted on Huffington Post, December 22, 2013.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mimi-schippers-phd/duck-dynasty-class_b_4488772.html

 

Reposted on Sociological Images, December 22, 2013.

http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2013/12/22/classism-in-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-            duck-dynasty-patriarch/


 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION, INVITED LECTURES, AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Polyqueer Sexualities: A Feminist and Queer Call for a Sociology of Polyamory.”

Invited panel. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago,

Illinois. August

2015.

 

“The Pornographic Sociological Imagination: Building Theory by Writing Dirty Stories.”

Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, Illinois. August

2015.

 

Organizer, Section Session for the Section on the Sociology of Sexualities. “Sexuality

Studies and the Boundaries of ‘Acceptable’ Sociology.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Chicago, Illinois. August 2015.

 

Discussant, Regular Session for the Section on Sexuality. “Interrogating Inequalities within LGBTQ Communities: Secondary Marginalization.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. New York, New York. August 2013.

 

Organizer, Regular Session for the Section on Sex and Gender. “Feminist Theory/Thought.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. New York, New York. August 2013.

 

“Beyond the Work Itself: The Writer in Society.” Invited Panelist. Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. New Orleans, Louisiana. May 2013.

 

“Keep the Sexy/Ditch the Sexism: Undoing Gender in Everyday Life.”  Invited Last Lecture. Mortar Board. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2013.

 

“Discussion of Gender, Sex, and Power in the play, Venus in Fur. Invited panelist. Southern Repertory Theatre. New Orleans, Louisiana. February 2013.

 

“Third Wave Rebels in a Second Wave World: Polyamory, Gender, and Power.” Paper             presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Denver,

Colorado. 2012.

 

 “Relationship Form Variability:  Open and Polyamorous Relationships and The Future of Gender Research.” Invited Panel. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Denver, Colorado. 2012.

 

“Polyqueer:  The Queer Potential of Non-Monogamies.” Invited lecture and workshop.              Colorado College.  April 2012.

 

“From Sisterhood is Powerful to Power Femme: A Journey through Second and Third  Wave Feminisms.” Keynote Address. 40th Anniversary Celebration of Women’s Studies.              University of Pittsburgh. October 2012.                        

 

“Reading Pulp Fiction: Femininity and Power in Second and Third Wave Feminism.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Las Vegas, Nevada. 2011.

 

“Transition Space, Embodiment, and Heterosexual Privilege.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Atlanta, Georgia, August 2010.

 

Organizer, Presider, and Discussant.  Regular Session for the Section on The Sociology of Sexuality.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  San Francisco, California. 2006.

 

Discussant, Regular Session for the Section on Sex and Gender. “Feminist Theory”.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  2005.

 

“Masculinity, Femininities, and Gender Hegemony”.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  San Francisco, California.  August 2004.

 

“Gendered Bodies and Sexual Objects.”  Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University, November 2004.

 

“Sexual Body Comportment:  A New Theoretical Framework for Understanding Links Between

the Gendered Body and Sexuality.”  Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.  San

Francisco, California.  April 2004.

 

Presider and Discussant, Regular Session, “Gender and Work.” Annual Meeting of the American

Sociological Association.  Atlanta, Georgia, August 2003.

 

Organizer, Regular Session for the Section on The Sociology of Sexuality,  ““Mapping the Shifting Terrain of Sexuality:  From the Micro to the Macro”.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Chicago, Illinois, August 2002.

 

Organizer, Paper Panel Session for the Section on Sexuality, “Agency, Sexual Subjectivity, and

Empowerment”.  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.  Chicago, Illinois, August 2002.

 

“Theorizing the Links Between History and Practice: Sexuality, Gender and Culture in Paris and Chicago Nightclubs”.  Presented at The Social Construction of Self: Views Across History and Culture.  Albion, Michigan, February 6-8, 2002

 

 “Sexuality as an Emergent Feature of Culture: The Case of Rock Music”.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2000.

 

“Un-Doing the Gender Order of Rock Music”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, California, March 2000.

 

Presider/Discussant for “Race, Gender, Class: Cultural Products” roundtable at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C., August 2000.

 

Organizer for “Morality and Its Other(s): A National Conference on Moral Norms and Public Discourse”, Albion College, Albion, Michigan November 2000.

 

 “Queer Theory Rocks a Gender Analysis: The Social Organization of Sexual Desire and Gender Resistance in a Rock Music Subculture”.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August 1999.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Chair, Department of Sociology, Tulane University July 2018-Present.

Director, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (Formerly Women’s Studies Program), Tulane University, July 2008-July 2011.

 

SERVICE

Office of Academic Affairs Graduate Honor Board 2015-Present.

Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association, Council Member 2013-Present.

Gender & Society Editorial Board. 2012-Present.

Sociological Compass Editorial Board. 2013-Present.

PoP Review and Promotion Committee. Tulane University. 2012-2014.

Secretary, Sociologists for Women’ in Society. Jan 2008-Jan 2010.

Publications Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society. 2004-2006.

Membership Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society. 2003-2004.

Member, Search Committee for Permanent Director of the Newcomb College Institute, Fall 2008-2009.

Committee on Newcomb College, Tulane University.  2004-2006.

Gender and Sexuality Studies Advisory Committee.  Tulane University. 2003-present.

Grant Review Board, Center for Research on Women.  Tulane University. 2003-2009.

Theory Prelim Committee.  Tulane University. 2004, 2005, 2006.

Chair, Department Research Colloquium Committee. Tulane University. 2004-2005.

Department IRB Review Committee.  Tulane University. 2005-2009.

Faculty Advisor, Intensive Newcomb. Tulane University. 2004-present.

Reviewer for Gender & Society

Reviewer for Social Problems

Reviewer for American Journal of Sociology

Reviewer for Symbolic Interaction

Reviewer for Journal of Ethnography

Reviewer for Sexualities

Reviewer for Journal of Criminology

Reviewer for The Journal of Marriage and Family

           

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

American Sociological Association

Sociologists for Women in Society

Sexualities Section of the American Sociological Association.

Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association.

Sociology of the Body Section of the American Sociological Association.