Scholar, Writer, Educator, Critic

SLO_5505Janell Hobson is an associate professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is the author of Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2005, new edition forthcoming) and Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender (SUNY Press, 2012). She also writes and blogs for Ms. Magazine and authored several cover stories for the magazine, including”Beyoncé’s Fierce Feminism” (Spring 2013). Overall, Hobson uses a transnational lens to highlight women’s iconography and experiences in global or black diasporic perspective.

In addition, Hobson develops with her students digital public education projects, which have shaped her Digital Classroom.

Mailing Address and Contact Info.

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
1400 Washington Avenue, HUM 355
Albany, NY 12222.
Phone: (518) 442-5575
Fax: (518) 442-4419
Email: jhobson@albany.edu

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