Dr. Rachel Corbman

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: A106C
Phone: N/A
Email: corbmanr@wfu.edu





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Rachel Corbman received a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Stony Brook University in May 2019, and is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at Wake Forest University. Her research and teaching interests span feminist studies, queer studies, disability studies, the public and digital humanities, and the history of gender and sexuality. Her current book project, Conferencing on the Edge: A Queer History of Feminist Field Formation, 1969-89, offers a history of the conflicts that shaped U.S. women’s studies and gay and lesbian studies in the 1970s and 1980s. Conferencing on the Edge won the CLAGS fellowship award for a dissertation, first book, or second book in 2017, and portions of this project have published in Feminist Formations and GLQ. In addition to her scholarly research, Rachel is a public historian. Most recently, she curated the Wide World of Lesbian Cats, an exhibition at the LGBT Community Center in New York that excavates a history of cat memes in lesbian, feminist, and queer print and digital culture from the 1970s to the present.


  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2019
  • M.A., CUNY Graduate Center, Liberal Studies, 2012
  • BA., The New School, Liberal Studies, 2010

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