Publications

Monographs

Undoing Monogamy: The Politics of Science and the Possibilities of Biology, Raleigh: Duke University Press 2016.

  • Selected Title, National Women’s Studies Association Author-Meets-Critic Session, 2016.

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Feminism’s Sciences: Nature, Bodies, and the New and Old Materialisms (in progress)

Edited Collections

Angela Willey, David Rubin, Kristina Gupta, and Cyd Cipolla (eds). Queer Feminist Science Studies: A Reader. University of Washington Press (under contract).

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

“A World of Materialisms: Postcolonial Feminist Science Studies and the New Natural” (under review).

Angela Willey and Banu Subramaniam “Inside the Social World of Asocials: White Nerd Masculinity, Science, and the Politics of Reverent Disdain,” Feminist Studies, forthcoming.

“Monogamy’s Nature: Global Sexual Science and the Secularization of Christian Marriage” in Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan Jones (eds.) Towards a Global History of Sexual Science 18801960. University of California Press, forthcoming.

“Biopossibility: A Queer Feminist Materialist Science Studies Manifesto, with Special Reference to the Question of Monogamous Behavior,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41, no. 3 (Spring 2016): 553-577.

“Constituting Compulsory Monogamy: Normative Femininity at the Limits of Imagination” Journal of Gender Studies 24, no. 6 (Spring 2016): 621-633.

Angela Willey, Banu Subramaniam, Jennifer A. Hamilton, and Jane Couperus. “The Mating Life of Geeks: Love, Neuroscience, and the New Autistic Subject.” Signs 40, no. 2 (2015): 369-91.

Angela Willey and Sara Giordano. “‘Why Do Voles Fall in Love?’: Sexual Dimorphism and Monogamy Gene Research” in Jill Fisher (ed.) Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Science and Medicine. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ: 2011: 108-125.

“Science Says ‘She’s Gotta Have It’: Reading for racial resonances in woman-centered poly literature.” Understanding Non-monogamies. Routledge: New York, NY: 2010: 34-45.

“‘Christian Nations’, ‘Polygamic Races’, and Women’s Rights: Toward a Genealogy of Monogamy and Whiteness” in Sexualities 9, no. 5 (December 2006): 530-546.

 

Book Reviews, Commentaries, and Encyclopedia Entries

Review of Banu Subramaniam, Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity in Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy http://hypatiaphilosophy.org/HRO/reviews/content/271

Banu Subramaniam and Angela Willey. “Fighting the Derpy Science of Sexuality: Commentary on Sari van Anders ‘Beyond Sexual Orientation: Integrating Gender/Sex and Diverse Sexualities via Sexual Configurations Theory’,” Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, no. 3 (April 2016): 513-515.

Gilman, S. Diets and Dieting: A Cultural Encyclopedia, 2008. Entries on: “Anti-Dieting and Fat Positivity” (3pp), “Dieting and Sex” (2pp), “Fast Food” (3pp), “Smoking” (3pp), “Vegetarianism” (2pp), and 1pp biographical entries on: Roseanne Barr, Karen Carpenter, Mo’nique Imes-Jackson, Sylvester Graham, Lulu Hunt Peters, William Metcalfe, Russell Trall.

Review of Nancy Naples, Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research in Graduate Journal of Social Sciences 2, no. 1 (June 2005): 175–178.

 

Selected Presentations by Topic

 

Women’s Studies

“The Politics of Emotion in/and the Feminist Classroom: Reframing the problem of ‘sensitive materials,’” Invited talk in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, March 2013.

“Genealogies of Feminist Theory: On Narrating the Biological Body’s Absence in Contemporary Feminist Theory” Invited talk in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Artifacts in Feminism Series, University of Massachusetts Amherst, October 2012.

“Producing the Women’s Studies PhD: From Characteristics to Possibilities” (with Lynne Huffer). Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies Conference, University of South Carolina, March 2008.

“Theorizing Diversity in Women’s Studies.” Roundtable Presentation, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2005.

Monogamy

“Understanding the Science of Love: Exploring the Nature of Difference” National Women’s Studies Association conference, November 2012.

“Rethinking the Politics of Monogamy: Racialized Gender and the Production of Female Sexualities in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Sexual Science” Invited talk, Depaul University, April 2012.

“Race/Gender/Sexuality and the Naturalization of Coupling: Reframing the Problem of ‘Compulsory Monogamy’ for Feminism” Crossroads in the Study of the Americas, Amherst, MA, April 2012

“The Matter of Love: Difference, Pathology, and the Nature of Coupling” University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 2012.

“On the Naturalization of Coupling in Genomic Research: Notes from a Feminist Laboratory Ethnography” Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland, OH, November 2011.

“The Monogamy Gene and the Sexualization of Social Behavior in the 21st Century” Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Colloquium, Emory University, November 2009.

“Monogamy, Science, and the Normal” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2009.

“Genomics and the Production of Monogamous and Non-Monogamous Bodies” Women’s Studies Research Workshop, Emory University, October 2009.

“Constituting Compulsory Monogamy: A critical reading of biologizing discourse on monogamy in film.” American Culture Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.

“Addicted to Love: Science, Scientists, and the Discourse of Attachment.” Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies Conference, Tempe, AZ, February 2007.

“‘Science Says She’s Gotta Have it’: Monogamy, Anti-Monogamy, and the Body.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, June 2006.

Feminist Science Studies

“Critique and the Naturecultural: Making way for the body to which we long to return,” The Future of Materialism.Rice University, April 2014.

“Biopossibility: A queer feminist materialist science studies manifesto, with special reference to the question of affiliative behavior,” Interruptions: Sciences, Feminisms, Knowledges. University of CA, Berkeley, April 2014.

“Science Activism in the Lesbian Feminist Archives: Lessons for a Queer Feminist Science Studies” Science for the People: the 1970s and Today, University of Massachusetts Amherst, April 2014.

“Biopossibility: A queer feminist materialist science studies manifesto, with special reference to the question of affiliative behavior,” Southern Florida University, February 2014.

“Biopossibility: A queer feminist materialist science studies manifesto, with special reference to the question of affiliative behavior,” Emory University, February 2014.

Roundtable on “Feminism and Science,” Invited talk in Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, April 2013.

“Deconlonizing Knowledge through Feminist Science and Technology Studies” Roundtable, National Women’s Studies Association conference, November 2012.

With Jane Couperus, Jennifer Hamilton, and Banu Subramaniam, “The Mating Life of Geeks: Autism and the New Demography of Extreme Love” at Feminist Epistemologies, Methodologies, Metaphysics, and Science Studies, University Park, Pennsylvania, May 2012 and From NeuroSelves to NeuroSocieties: Cross-disciplinary Conversations around the Neurosciences and Society, Northampton, MA, June 2012.

“Gender and the Science of Difference” Roundtable, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2011.

“Biologizing Difference: Reflections on the use of Science Studies in teaching ‘Intersectionality’” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO, November 2010.

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