Faculty & Staff

Chris Bobel, PhD

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts
President, The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research


photo of Chris Bobel

Areas of Expertise

The politics of embodiment, health, and social change; feminist theory into action


PhD, Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MA, Speech Communication, University of Maine
BA, Speech Communication, Miami University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Chris Bobel’s scholarship lies at the intersection of social movements, gender, health and embodiment, or how feminist thinking becomes feminist doing at the most intimate and immediate levels. She is the author of The Paradox of Natural Mothering and New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. She is also co-editor (with Samantha Kwan) of Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms. Her current projects included co-editing (with Samantha Kwan) a collection of research and personal narratives titled Body Battlegrounds: Transgressions, Tensions, Transformations and the Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies. She is also working on a book based on her ethnographic study of menstrual health campaigns targeting school girls in the Global South.

Selected works of Chris Bobel