dr. Christine Quinan
C.L.Quinan@uu.nl
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Dr. Christine Quinan (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Christine works at the intersection of queer/trans studies, postcolonial studies, and critical security studies and is currently at work on a project that investigates gender policing and surveillance in a post-9/11, postcolonial/neocolonial era and the effects this has on gender-ambiguous, gender-nonconforming and transgender bodies and lives.  With dr. Marjolein van den Brink (Law, Utrecht University), Christine also collaborates on a project entitled Gender Identity Registration and Human Rights Effects (GIRARE), which examines relationships between changes in sex registration practices and human well-being. Tensions between new legislation and long-standing social attitudes are an important focus of the project, as is the interaction between invocations of human rights discourses and changes to the institutionalization of binary conceptions of sex and gender.

Christine has also  published on questions of violence during the French-Algerian War as well as the writings of feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir and the work of Algerian writer Assia Djebar. Christine’s teaching and research interests include postcolonial studies, sexuality studies, queer theory, literature and film, and feminist/queer pedagogy. Christine is finalizing a book manuscript entitled Masculinity and Memory: Queering the French-Algerian War and its Postcolonial Legacies, under contract with the University of Nebraska Press.

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Curriculum vitae

2015-present. Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies. Faculty of Humanities. Utrecht University. 

2014-2015. Lecturer, Graduate Gender Programme, Department of Media and Culture Studies. Utrecht University.

2011-2013. Lecturer, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. University of California, Berkeley. 

2012. Lecturer, Department of Women and Gender Studies. San Francisco State University. 

2010. PhD (French with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality). University of California, Berkeley. 

2003. MA (French). University of California, Berkeley. 

2000. BA (magna cum laude). Bates College. 

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All publications
  2018 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, C.L. (12.09.2018) Organiser 10th European Feminist Research Conference Göttingen (12.09.2018 - 15.09.2018) Conference Stream Organizer. ‘Legislating/Politicising/Institutionalising.’
van den Brink, M. (2018) XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology Toronto (15.07.2018 - 21.07.2018) Human rights and gender identity registration: examining relationships between claims of (sexual) citizens and global justice
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Alison Bechdel and the Queer Graphic Novel. In Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art, and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies (pp. 153-168). Routledge.
van den Brink, M. (2017) Cambridge Family Law Centre
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Gender (In)Securities: Surveillance and Transgender Bodies in a Post-9/11 Era of Neoliberalism. In Matthias Leese & Stef Wittendorp (Eds.), Security/Mobility (pp. 153-169). Manchester: Manchester University Press.
van den Brink, M. (2017) Institutions for Open societies Utrecht (29.05.2017) Gender identity registration and human rights effects
Quinan, C.L. & Perego, Aurora (2017). In Lak’ ech: you are my other me. Re-imagining interdisciplinarity as a trans-disciplinary becoming. Dutch Journal of Gender Studies / Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 20 (4).
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Necropolitics. In Rosi Braidotti & Maria Hlavajova (Eds.), Posthuman Glossary Bloomsbury.
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Policing Bodies. In Andrea Peto (Eds.), Gender - war (pp. 185-196) (12 p.). Farmington Hills, Mich.: Macmillan.
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Postcolonial Memory, Masculinity, and Film: Alain Resnais’s Absent Muriel. Interventions, 19 (1), (pp. 17-35).
Quinan, C.L. (2017). Review of "Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money's Diagnostic Concepts". Somatechnics
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, C.L. (2016). "Safe Space". In Nelson Rodriguez, Edward Brockenbrough, Jennifer Ingrey & Wayne Martino (Eds.), Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: An International Guide for the Twenty-First Century (pp. 361-368). Palgrave Macmillan.
Quinan, C.L. (21.12.2016) Invited speaker ‘Queering Nation, Queering Citizenship.’ Zürich (21.12.2016) ‘Queering Nation, Queering Citizenship.’ Lecture Series: ‘Performative Bodies: Medium – Gender – Identity.’ University of Zurich (Switzerland).
Quinan, C.L. (05.12.2016) Invited speaker 'Surveilling the Non-Normative' Gothenburg (05.12.2016) ‘Surveilling the Non-Normative.’ Keynote lecture at Valand Academy Research Day, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
Quinan, C.L. (2016). Feminisms, Existential. In Nancy Naples (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (pp. 1-3). Wiley-Blackwell.
Quinan, Christine (2016). Kinsey Scale. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (pp. 1-3). Wiley-Blackwell.
Quinan, C.L. (2016). Queering the Politics of Life and Death - Review of Queer Necropolitics. Reviews in Cultural Theory (6.1), (pp. 31-36).
Quinan, C.L. (2016). Representing Queer Identity - A Blogging Exercise. In Judith Kegan Gardiner (Eds.), Approaches to Teaching Fun Home Modern Language Association.
Quinan, C.L. (2016). Review of "Immigration Cinema in the New Europe". Transnational Cinemas, 7 (2), (pp. 212-215).
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, C.L. (2015). Alison Bechdel en de queer graphic novel. In Rosemarie Buikema & Liedeke Plate (Eds.), Handboek Genderstudies in media, kunst en cultuur (pp. 351-371). Coutinho.
Quinan, C.L. (2015). Hidden Memories - October 17, 1961, Charlie Hebdo, and Postcolonial Forgetting. In Sandra Ponzanesi & Gianmaria Colpani (Eds.), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe: Contexts, Practices and Politics Rowman & Littlefield.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, Christine (2014). Technocrats and Tortured Bodies: Simone de Beauvoir’s Les Belles Images. Women: A Cultural Review, 25 (3), (pp. 256-269) (14 p.).
Quinan, Christine (2014). Uses and Abuses of Gender and Nationality: Torture and the French-Algerian War. In Sandra Ponzanesi (Eds.), Gender, Globalization, and Violence: Postcolonial Conflict Zones (pp. 111-125) (15 p.). New York : Routledge.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, Christine (2011). Veiling Unveiled: Female Embodiment and Action in Assia Djebar's Les Enfants du Nouveau Monde and Les Alouettes Naïves. Women's Studies, 40 (6), (pp. 723-747) (25 p.).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Quinan, Christine (2008). ‘La littérature apparaît quand quelque chose dans la vie se dérègle’: Simone de Beauvoir’s Search for Universal Meaning through Writing the Self. Romance Studies, 26 (2), (pp. 181–192) (12 p.).
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Currently dr. Christine Quinan teaches the following course(s):
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Additional functions and activities

Coordinator (with K. Thiele), Research Masters in Gender Studies, Graduate Gender Programme, Utrecht University, NL.

Coordinator, GEMMA (Erasmus Mundus Masters Degree in Women's and Gender Studies), Utrecht University, NL.

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Muntstraat 2-2a

Muntstraat 2-2A
Room 0.05
3512 EV  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 7844
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