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 Body as Evidence: Mediating Race, Globalizing Gender (SUNY Press, 2012) and Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2005). She also writes and blogs for Ms. Magazine and authored three cover stories for the magazine: “Beyoncé’s Fierce Feminism” (Spring 2013), “Storyteller: A Ms. Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie” (Summer 2014), and “Shonda Rhimes: Portraying Women as They Actually Are” (Spring 2015). 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, SS 353
Albany, NY 12222.
Phone: (518) 442-5575
Fax: (518) 442-4419

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