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Victoria J. Hesford Associate Professor Cultural Analysis and Theory College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

2058 Humanities

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-4987

Biography

Victoria Hesford’s research is situated at the intersection of the interdisciplinary fields of American studies, feminist cultural studies, and queer studies, and focuses on how and to what effect political projects and movements are mediated through mass culture in twentieth and twenty-first century American culture. In particular, she looks at how mass culture provides fantasies of collectivity and modes of belonging for feminist and queer political movements in the postwar era.

Education

  • PhD, Emory University
  • BA, University of Sussex

Publications

  1. Author Book 2010 2
  2. Author Article Feminist Theory The politics of love: Women's liberation and feeling differently 2009 10 1 5 - 33
  3. Author Article Feminist Theory Feminism and its ghosts: The spectre of the feminist-as-lesbian 2005 6 3 227 - 250

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor CST 700 Dissertation off Campus Domest
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WST 600 Feminist Interdisciplinary His
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WST 696 Self-Directed Readings
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WST 699 Dissertation Research on Campu
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WST 699 Dissertation Research on Campu
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor WST 700 Dissertation Research off Camp
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor CST 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 291 Introduction Feminist Theory
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 447 Directed Readings in WST
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 690 Directed Readings for Doctoral
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 696 Self-Directed Readings
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 696 Self-Directed Readings
Spring 2017 Primary Instructor WST 699 Dissertation Research on Campu
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CLT 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor CLT 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 291 Introduction Feminist Theory
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 399 Topics in Gender & Sexuality
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 690 Directed Readings for Doctoral
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 696 Self-Directed Readings
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 696 Self-Directed Readings
Fall 2017 Primary Instructor WST 699 Dissertation Research on Campu
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor CST 690 Readings for Doct Candidates
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor WST 301 Histories of Feminism
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor WST 305 Feminist Theories in Context
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor WST 496 Senior Honors Project II
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor WST 690 Directed Readings for Doctoral
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor CLT 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor CST 701 Dissertation off Campus Intern
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WST 399 Topics in Gender & Sexuality
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WST 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WST 598 Thesis Research
Fall 2016 Primary Instructor WST 601 Feminist Theories
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor CST 690 Readings for Doct Candidates
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor WST 291 Introduction Feminist Theory
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor WST 495 Senior Honors Project I
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor CLT 609 Topics in Cultural Theory
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor CST 609 Topics in Cultural Theory
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor WST 399 Topics in Gender & Sexuality
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor WST 496 Senior Honors Project II
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor WST 610 Adv Topics in Women's Studies
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor WST 398 Gender, Race, Ethnicity
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor WST 599 Independent Study
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor WST 601 Feminist Theories
Fall 2013 Administrator WST 103 Women, Culture, and Difference
Fall 2013 Administrator WST 103 Women, Culture, and Difference
Fall 2013 Administrator WST 103 Women, Culture, and Difference
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor WST 103 Women, Culture, and Difference
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor WST 305 Feminist Theories in Context
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor WST 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor WST 495 Senior Honors Project I

Honors

Type Description Year
Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Future of the Feminist 1970s," Duke University Women's Studies Program

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Seminar American Studies Association Annual Conference, San Antonio TX 2010-12-18
Workshop Annual participant in the Feminist Theory Workshop, Duke University. 2010-08-19
Presentation/Paper at another Univ. Respondent, “Feminism/s Without Borders?: Perspectives from France and the U.S.,” Symposium at New York University. 2009-12-16
Presentation/Paper at a conference “Uncongenial Memories, Or, the Return of Kate Millett and the Forgetting of Women’s Liberation,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta GA. 2009-12-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference “ ‘What If You Freak Out?’: Kate Millett’s The Loony-Bin Trip and the Madness of Feminism,” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington D.C. 2009-12-05
Presentation/Paper at another Univ. “Figures of Women’s Liberation: the Making of Women-Identified-Women, circa 1970,” invited talk, Women’s Studies Program, Duke University, October 13, 2011.
Seminar Co seminar leader with Professor Johanna Hodge, The Feminist Theory Workshop, The Women’s Studies Program, Duke University, March 17, 2012.
Workshop Closing roundtable respondent (with Professor Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago, and Professor Alys Weinbaum, University of Washington) The Feminist Theory Workshop, The Women’s Studies Program, Duke University, March 17, 2012.
Workshop Feminist Theory Workshop, Duke University

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Other 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Administrative Work Assignment Director of graduate Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Program 2010 - 2011
Community Activity Participant in Transmissions: Culture, Affect, Theory reading seminar in the Humnanities Institute 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Director of graduate studies for the Women's and Gender Studies graduate certificate program 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee graduate committee member 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Served on hiring committee for junior faculty search, Women's and Gender Studies, spring 2010 2009 - 2010
Other Affiliated with History department, Spring 2010 2009 - 2010
Other Continuing affiliation with Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies department 2009 - 2010