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Christine Labuski

Christine Labuski, Associate Professor

Christine Labuski, Associate Professor
Christine Labuski, Associate Professor

Department of Science, Technology, and Society
518 McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2765 |  chrislab@vt.edu

Dr. Christine Labuski is an associate professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society.

Her current projects focus on:

  • Gender in the Bakken Oil Field; and
  • Genital Excisions and Phantom Pain.
  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Medical/Cultural Anthropology
  • Feminist Science Studies
  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology (Women and Gender Studies portfolio)
  • MA, The University of Texas at Austin, Anthropology
  • MS, The University of Massachusetts Medical School-Graduate School of Nursing
  • BS, Fitchburg State College, Nursing
  • Director, Gender, Bodies & Technology (Conference and Initiative at VT)
  • Member, Society for Social Studies of Science
  • Member, American Anthropological Association
  • Member, National Women’s Studies Association
  • William E. Snizek Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Department of Sociology, 2015
  • American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant, American Association of University Women, 2015
  • Claire Goldberg Moses award for the theoretical innovation, Feminist Studies, 2014

Books

It Hurts Down There: The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital Pain (SUNY Press, 2015).

The World of Walmart: Discounting the American Dream (with Nicholas Copeland) (Routledge, 2012).

Journal Articles

Labuski, Christine and Nick Copeland. “From Affective Shareholding to OUR Walmart: Organizing Labor in a Post-Union World.” nano: New American Notes Online, Issue 8 (December).

Labuski, Christine and Colton Keo-Meier.  The (Mis)Measure of Trans.  Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2(1): 13-33.

Labuski, Christine. 2013. Vulnerable Vulvas: Female Genital Integrity in Health and Dis-ease. Feminist Studies. 

Meier, Stacey, Seth Pardo, Christine Labuski and Julia Babcock. 2013. Measures of Clinical Health among Female-to-Male Transgender Persons as a Function of Sexual Orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

  • “(Wo)Men Working: Gender, Labor, and Vulnerability in the Bakken Oil Fields.” American Association of University Women. American Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant, $6000
  • “(Wo)Men Working: Gender, Labor, and Extraction in the Bakken Oil Fields.” Institute for the Study of Culture and the Environment (ISCE). Summer Scholars Program; $13, 694
  • “Airing Concerns: A Data-Driven Approach to Autonomous Vehicle Technology Ethics. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Sciences (ICTAS). Co-PI. $40,000.

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