SOCANT-SuzannaWaltersDirector of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and Professor of Sociology, College of Social Sciences and Humanities



Suzanna Danuta Walters is professor of sociology and director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Her work centers on questions of gender, sexuality, family, and popular culture, and she frequently comment on these issues for the media. Her book, The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality (NYU Press, 2014), explores how notions of tolerance limit the possibilities for real liberation and deep social belonging. Professor Walters’ previous book, All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America (University of Chicago Press, 2001), examined the explosion of gay visibility in culture and politics over the past 15 years and raised pressing questions concerning the politics of visibility around sexual identity. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on feminist theory, queer theory and LGBT studies, and popular culture, her other books are Material Girls: Making Sense of Feminist Cultural Theory and Lives Together/Worlds Apart: Mothers and Daughters in Popular Culture.