Robin L. Riley
Director of LGBT Studies and Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
Research and Teaching Interests
Prof. Riley's research on gender, militarism, and war and popular culture looks at the ways constructions of gender, race, class, and sexuality work to uphold the state and perpetuate oppressive and destructive processes including militarism, war, and imperialism. She teaches a variety of courses in Women’s and Gender Studies and in the LGBT Studies Program.
Dr. Riley works on projects that extend the analysis of her book Depicting the Veil to look at how in U.S. Film & television white blonde women are depicted as the ultimate defense against “terrorism” around the world. She is looking at how the discourse around the war on terror has shifted with a shifting enemy and finally how the end of the combat ban for U.S. Military women gets talked about in U.S. Popular press.
WGS 201 Transnational Feminist Studies
WGS 354 Gender, Militarism and War
WGS 395 Gender and Popular Culture
WGS 601 Feminist Theories
- Ph. D. Social Science, Syracuse University, 2000
Dissertation: Hidden Soldiers: Gender, Militarism, and the Discourses of Defense
- Master of Arts in Social Science 1992
Thesis: On Women, Peace and Protest
- Bachelor of Arts 1989 with honors
Depicting the Veil: Transnational Sexism and the War on Terror
|Feminism and War: Confronting U.S. Imperialism
With Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Minnie Bruce Pratt, 2008.