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Christina Bobel

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.6781


Department: Women's Gender Sexuality Studi

Areas of Expertise

Critical Menstruation Studies; activism and social movements; feminist theories; Body Studies; Critical Trauma Studies


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 interested, most broadly, in the diverse efforts of actors to effect social change especially around issues that are stigmatized, silenced and marginalized.

After devoting nearly two decades to the field of critical menstruation studies, she is now engaged in an ethnographic project--involving her WGS students--exploring contemporary activism inspired by grief and trauma.

Chris is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Signs and Women’s Reproductive Health.

Chris is often consulted and quoted by the mainstream media about the rapidly burgeoning global menstrual activist movement.

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