Christine Labuski

Christine Labuski is an associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Virginia Tech, and is the director of the biannual Gender, Bodies & Technology conference. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as undergraduate and master’s degrees in nursing. Labuski’s work has focused on the intersections of gender, bodies, sexualities, and technologies, particularly in the United States, and via qualitative methods and methodologies. Her most recent work explores the gendered dimensions of energy systems and labor relations. She has also written about researching transgender populations and about the gendered dimensions of civilian drones. Labuski is the coauthor, with Nicholas Copeland, of The World of Wal-Mart: Discounting the American Dream (Routledge, 2012) and the author of It Hurts Down There: The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain (SUNY, 2015). She maintains a keen interest in undergraduate instruction and has received several teaching awards at Virginia Tech. She was a 2004 dissertation fellow of the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program.

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