Miranda Joseph

Professor, Gender & Women's Studies

Miranda Joseph teaches feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist and queer theory, cultural studies methods, and LGBT Studies. Her research uses the tools of cultural studies to theorize the relationship between economic processes and social formations. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism (2014), which explores modes of accounting as they are used to create, sustain, or transform social relations, and Against the Romance of Community (2002), which examines the supplementary relation of community with capitalism in the context of political debates over LGBT art and culture and the discourses and practices of NGOs. She has undertaken many administrative and faculty leadership roles, including Chair of the university’s Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, 2007-2009. She is currently a member of the Governing Council of the American Studies Association and of the Governing Board of the Cultural Studies Association. She received her PhD in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford in 1995.