Laura Wexler

Professor of American Studies and Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Sarah Lawrence College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor Wexler’s scholarship centers upon intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class with film and photography in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present. Her books include Tender Violence: Domestic Visions in an Age of U. S. Imperialism, Pregnant Pictures (co-authored with S. Matthews, and Interpretation and the Holocaust (co-edited with L. Frost, A. Hungerford and J. MacKay). Her most recent publication is No Doubt the Cubans! in A New Literary History of America. Currently Wexler is at work on a monograph about race and American visual culture, The Awakening of Cultural Memory: Heritage Fiction and Photographic Truth, and a collection of essays, The Look, The Gaze and the Relay Race: Photography and Everyday Memory.