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Department Welcomes New Chair

September 08, 2021 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Atanasoski is shown in a black sleeveless shirt in front of a full background of green plants and vines.

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Welcomes New Chair, Dr. Neda Atanasoski

Neda Atanasoski is Professor and Chair of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  She is the author of Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (co-authored with Kalindi Vora, Duke University Press, 2019). She is also the co-editor of a 2017 special issue of the journal Social Identities, titled “Postsocialist Politics and the Ends of Revolution.” Atanasoski has published articles on gender and religion, nationalism and war, human rights and humanitarianism, and race and technology, which have appeared in journals such as American Quarterly, Cinema Journal, Catalyst, and The European Journal of Cultural Studies. She is currently the co-editor of the journal Critical Ethnic Studies. Previously, Atanasoski was Professor of Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and the founding co-Director of the Center for Racial Justice at The University of California at Santa Cruz.