Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Social constructions of the body, motherhood and social change, feminist theories, and contemporary feminist health activism and menstruation
PhD in Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Bobel, C. & Kwan, S. (Eds.) (2011) Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
- Bobel, C. (2010). New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. New Brunswick, NJ & London: Rutgers University Press.
- Bobel, C. (2002). The Paradox of Natural Mothering. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
Bobel, C. (2008). “From Convenience to Hazard: A Short History of the Emergence of the Menstrual Activism Movement, 1971-1992” Health Care for Women International, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp.738-754.
- Bobel, C. (2007). “’I’m not an activist, per se, though I’ve done a lot of it’: Doing Activism, Being Activist and the Perfect Standard in a Contemporary Movement.” Social Movement Studies Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 147-159 .
- Bobel, C. (2006). “‘Our Revolution Has Style’: Menstrual Product Activists ‘Doing Feminism’ in the Third Wave.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Vol. 54, Issue 4/5, pp. 331-345.
- Bobel, C. (2004). “When Good Enough Isn’t: Mother Blame in The Continuum Concept.” Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 68-78.
- Bobel, C. (2001). “Bounded Liberation: A Focused Study of La Leche League International.” Gender & Society, Vol 15, No. 1, pp. 130-151.
- Bobel, C. (2009). “Resisting, But Not Too Much: Interrogating the Paradox of Natural Mothering.” In J. Nathanson & L. Tuley (Eds). Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to Baby “Experts.” Toronto: Demeter Press. (pp. 113-123). [Also reprinted in A. O’Reilly (Ed). Maternal Theory: Essential Reading 1976-2007. Toronto, Ontario: Demeter Press (pp 782-791.)]
- Bobel, C. (2006). "Resistance with a Wink: Young Women, Feminism and the (Radical) Menstruating Body.” In J. Lorber & L. J. Moore (Eds.). Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives from Birth to Death. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing (pp. 87-91.).
- Bobel, C. & Kissling, Elizabeth (Volume 40, Issue 2, 2011)
Guest Eds. Special Issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal “Menstruation and Representation”
WOST 100: Women & Society
WOST 210G: Gender & the Body
WOST/AMST 394L: Women in US Social Movements
WOST 370: Feminist Research Seminar
WOST 392: Women & Activism
WOST 400: Feminist Thought