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EDUCATION

PhD, 2013 Emory University, Atlanta GA
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
Advisor: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Dissertation: “ ‘After These Horrendous Crimes, that Creature Forfeits his Rights’: The Sexually Violent Offender as Exceptional Criminal.”
 
BA, 2004 Yale University, New Haven CT 
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, with distinction 
Advisors: Stephen Davis (Religious Studies), Vron Ware (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Senior Essay: “Desireless Bodies, Performative Texts: The Construction of Modern Gendered Bodies in Histories of Celibacy and Self-Starvation.”
 

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND TEACHING COMPETENCIES

Feminist and Queer Theories, Sexuality, Feminist Science and Technology Studies, Disability Studies, Cultural Studies, Neuroethics

PUBLICATIONS

Cipolla, Cyd, David Rubin, Kristina Gupta and Angela Willey (eds). Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader.  University of Washington Press, 2017.

Cipolla, Cyd and Kristina Gupta.  “Neurogenderings and Neuroethics” in The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics. L. Syd M. Johnson and Karen Rommelfanger, eds. NY: Routledge, 2018.

Review of Strangers in our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario by Elise Chenier, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 48, no. 2 (2012) 178-180.

“‘Preventative Corrections’: Psychiatric Representation and the Classification of Sexually Violent Predators,” Journal of Medical Humanities 32, no. 2 (2011): 103-113.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

“Rape, Robot: Sexuality, Consent, and the Raced-Gendering of ‘Artificial’ Bodies,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: Baltimore, MD, November 2017 (accepted).

“Build it Better: Towards a Feminist Maker Pedagogy,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: Montreal, Canada, November 2016.

Roundtable. “Queer Feminist Science Studies, Postcolonial Critique, and Decolonial Imaginaries,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: Montreal, Canada, November 2016.

“Precarity, Evidence, and the Demand for Protection,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: Madison, WI, November 2015 .

“The ‘Godzilla Defense’: Mental Illness, Mental Abnormality, and the Washington Community Protection Act of 1990.” Richardson History of Psychiatry Seminar, Weill Cornell Medical College: New York, NY, April 2015.

Roundtable: “Queer Feminist Science Studies.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.

“Community Protection: Controlling [Dangerous] Sexuality.” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting: San Diego,CA, October 2013.

“The Most Vile Example: Framing the Sexual Predator in the United States.” Law and Society Association Annual Conference: Boston, MA, May 2013.

Facilitating Notetaker, Use and Abuse of Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Multidisciplinary Consensus Conference on Ethical Issues in Neuroimaging, Emory University: Atlanta, GA, December 2012.

Roundable: “Decolonizing the Master Scientist’s Tools: Teaching Feminist Science to Feminists, Scientists, and Feminist Scientists.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Oakland, CA, November 2012.

Roundtable: “Teaching Gender and Sexuality: Reflections and Notes from the Professor’s Desk.” Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Sexuality, Georgia Gwinnett College: Atlanta, GA, April 2012.

“Feminism and the Representation of Sexually Dangerous Persons.” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2011.

“‘That Creature Forfeits His Rights!’: Metaphor and the Dehumanization of Sexual Criminals.” Re-Thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society. Ludwig-Maximilian University: Munich, Germany, July 2011.

“The Violent Sex Offender as Exceptional Criminal.” Research Colloquium. Goethe-University: Frankfurt, Germany, May 2011.

“Neither Criminal nor Therapeutic: the Classification of Sexually Violent Predators.” Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Auburn University: Auburn, AL, April 2011.

“Sexual Predator Statutes and Community Protection, or, When Preventive Detention Isn’t Preventive Detention.” Southeastern Women’s Studies Conference. Georgia State University: Atlanta, GA, March 2011.

“They Look Like Us: The (In)Visability of Sexual Deviance.” Queer Studies Annual Conference. University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA): Los Angeles, CA, October 2010.

“It’s Written All Over Their Faces: Links Between the ‘Immoral’ and the ‘Abnormal.’” Society for Disability Studies Conference. Temple University: Philadelphia, PA, June 2010.

APPOINTMENTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

Teaching with Technology Grant, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU 2016-2017

Adviser of Distinction, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU 2015-2016

Visiting Fellow, Dewitt Wallace Institute of the History of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2013-present

Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012-2013

Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2012-2013 (declined).

Dean’s Teaching Fellowship, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, 2012-2013 (declined).

Fellow, Neuroethics Scholars Program, Center for Ethics, Emory University, 2011-2012.

Visiting Scholar, IPP Transnational: Gender, Democracy, and Knowledge in a Transnational World; Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; Spring – Summer 2011.

Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Laney Graduate School, Emory University,  2007-2012.

 

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