Faculty & Staff

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Chris Bobel, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts President, The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research
  • Telephone: 617.287.6781
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,05,009

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 is the president of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research, a transdisciplinary, transnational feminist organization focused on improving menstrual health across the lifespan and across the globe. Her current research project is an ethnographic study of menstrual health campaigns targeting school girls in the Global South. In short, she finds bodies, their taboos and feminist social change endlessly fascinating.

You can find more information about her publications and related work here.

Courses Taught

WOST 100: Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexualities in the U.S.
WOST 210G: Gender & the Body
WOST/AMST 394L: Women in US Social Movements
WOST 370: Feminist Research Seminar
WOST 392: Feminist Activism
WOST 400: Feminist Thought