Lessie Jo Frazier

Lessie Jo Frazier

Associate Professor, Gender Studies

Associate Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, History

Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Cultural Studies

Affiliate, Latino Studies

Affiliate, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change

Affiliate, International Studies

  • frazierl@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0402
  • Lindley Hall 330C
  • Office Hours
    M-F
    By Appointment Only

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1998

About

Professor Frazier's teaching includes courses on transnational feminisms; gender, race and the erotics of imperialism; gender and sexuality in Latin America; theories of gender and sexuality; feminist perspectives on warfare and militarism; methodology; and gender and human rights.

Research

Professor Lessie Jo Frazier's work focuses on political culture in the Americas. She is particularly interested in the intersection of cultural studies theories of power, subjectivity, and ideology with questions of political economy. She has published on gender, nation-state formation, human rights, mental health policies, memory, poetics, activism, and feminist ethnography. She is currently writing a book on gender, sexuality, and political culture in Chile; a co-edited volume on gender and sexuality in a global 1968; as well as articles on Cold War POWs and masculinity (using film and oral history), and amnesia as a paradoxical form of agency (using queer theory). Professor Frazier's teaching includes courses on transnational feminisms; gender, race and the erotics of imperialism; gender and sexuality in Latin America; theories of gender and sexuality; feminist perspectives on warfare and militarism; methodology; and gender and human rights.

She is the author of Salt in the Sand: Memory, Violence and the Nation-State, in Chile, 1890-Present (Duke 2007) and co-editor of Gender's Place: Feminist Anthropologies of Latin America (Palgrave 2002) and Love-In, Love-Out: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in 1968 (forthcoming 2010 with Palgrave).

Her research on political cultures of the Americas has focused on Chile and Mexico. On Chile, she is currently writing Desired States: Sex, Gender, and Political Culture. On Mexico, her collaborative research with Dr. Deborah Cohen has resulted in "Defining the space of the movement: "Defining the Space of Mexico 1968: Heroic masculinity in the prison, and women's participation on the campus and street" (Hispanic American Historical Review 2003) and a book project extending that work on 1968 and its legacies in Mexican political culture.

Courses Taught

G101
Gender, Culture and Society
G205
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
G300
Gender Studies: Core Concepts and Key Debates
G410
International Feminist Debates
G718
Transnational Feminisms and the Politics of Globalization