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Research and Publications

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Faculty Publications

  Chowdhury, Elora H. Co-edited with Liz Philipose. Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism and Transnational Solidarity. University of Illinois Press. Dissident Feminisms Series. Forthcoming 2016.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Introduction" and "The Space Between Us: Reading Umrigar and Sangari in the Quest for Female Friendship." In Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism and Transnational Solidarity, Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose, Editors. Illinois University Press. Forthcoming.
  Bobel, C. (forthcoming). "The End of When in 'Telling Truths: Creative Writing on Motherhood and Mothering.'" Sheena Wilson and Diana Davidson, (Co-Editors). Bradford, ON: Demeter Press.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "'We will work harder to be our own boss': Children violence, and structural inequality." In Children Politics and Violence in South Asia, Bina D'Costa, Editor. London: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.
  Den Ouden, Amy. "Histories with Communities: Struggles, Collaborations, Transformations," forthcoming in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies. (Routledge)
  El Jack, Amani, Militarized Commerce: Gender Dimensions of Transnational Migration in South Sudan, Book Manuscript, Under Contract, by Ashgate.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "When Love and Violence Meet: Women's Agency and Transformative Politics in Rubaiyat Hossain's Meherjaan." Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Vol 30, No 4, 2015, pp. 760 - 777.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Women Islam Transnationalism: Politics of location and other contentions in women's organizing in Bangladesh." In Women and Peace in the Islamic World: Gender, Agency, and Influence. Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines, Editors. London: I.B. Tauris, 2015, pp. 99 - 135.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "From Dhaka to Cincinnati: Charting Transnational Narratives of Trauma Victimization and Survival." In Contesting Feminisms, Contestory Spaces: Gender and Islam in Asia, Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Editor. Albany: Syracuse University Press, 2015, pp. 207 - 226.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2014). Turning Women into Girls: Abortion Regret and the Erosion of Decisional Autonomy, Women's Rights Law Reporter.
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Ehrlich, J.S. ( 2014). Family Law for Paralegals, (6th Ed.) New York, N.Y: Aspen Publishers
  Den Ouden, Amy. "Recognition and Rebuilding," co-authored with Jean M. O'Brien, in World of Indigenous North America, ed. Robert Warrior (Routledge, Sept. 2014)
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Violence Against Women: We need a Transnational Analytic of Care." Tikkun Magazine. Duke University Press. 29.1, Winter 2014, pp. 9 - 13. Reprinted in Journal of the Association of Middle East Women's Studies E-bulletin, Spring 2014.
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Ehrlich, J.S. (2014). Regulating Desire: From Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  Den Ouden, Amy. "Altered State? Policy Narratives, Recognition, and the 'New' War on Indians in Connecticut," in Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States, Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean M. O'Brien eds., Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, June 2013.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "The Red and White Sari." Women's Studies: An Inter-disciplinary Journal. Vol 42, Issue 3, 2013, pp. 314 - 336.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2013). From Birth Control to Sex Control: Unruly Young Women and the Origins of the National Abstinence-Only Mandate, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 30: 77-99.


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Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States, Amy E. Den Ouden and Jean M. O'Brien, eds., Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, June 2013.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2013). A Wellspring of Contamination: The Transgressive Body of the Prostitute in 19th Century Medical Discourse. In Hannah Priest (ed), The Female of the Species: Cultural Constructions of Evil, Women and the Feminine. Oxfordshire, England: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  Rivera, L. & N. Lavan. (2012). “Family Literacy Practices and Parental Involvement of Latin American Immigrant Mothers” in Journal of Latinos and Education, V11 (4).
  El Jack, Amani, “Protracted Refugees: Why Gender Matters?” (2012). In Transatlantic Cooperation on Protracted Displacement: Urgent Needs and Unique Opportunity. J. Calabrese and J. Marret. (ed.) Middle East Institute: Washington DC, PP 335-344.
  Den Ouden, Amy. (Invited film review essay) We Still Live Here. Anne Makepeace Productions (2010), in American Anthropologist, Vol. 114 (4), December 2012.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Calling for a chai summit." International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol 14, Issue 1, 2012, pp. 149 - 153.


Chowdhury, Elora H. Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh. Albany: State University of New York Press, Praxis: Theory in Action Series, 2011.
  El Jack, Amani, “Education is My Mother and Father” (2011). Refuge Journal, vol. 27, no. 2, PP 19-29.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Unsuspecting Connections: Reflections on Teaching "Becoming South Asian" to Non-South Asians in Post-9/11 America." The Asian American Literary Review, Special Issue Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of September 11, Vol 2, Issue 1.5, Fall 2011, pp. #192 - 201.


Bobel, C. & Kwan, S. (Eds.) (2011). Embodied Resistance: Breaking the Rules, Challenging the Norms. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
  Bobel, C. & Kissling, Elizabeth (Volume 40, Issue 2, 2011) Guest Eds. Special Issue of Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal "Menstruation and Representation."
  Drury, Doreen. Paper presentation on panel entitled "Embodying Radical Democracy: Pauli Murray's Centennial and Resources for a Common Freedom Struggle." American Academy of Religion, November 2011.


Bobel, C. (2010). New Blood: Third Wave Feminism and the Politics of Menstruation. New Brunswick, NJ & London: Rutgers University Press.
  Rivera, L. (2009). “Landscape of Academe” in Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience. Eds. M. Miller & K. King. Information Age Publishing.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Challenges for the Women's Movement in Bangladesh: Engaging Religion, State, and NGO Politics." In Recreating the Commons? NGOs in Bangladesh. Farida Khan, Ahrar Ahmad and Munir Quddus, Editors. Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2009, pp. 207 - 246.
  Drury, Doreen. "Love, Ambition, and 'Invisible Footnotes' in the Life and Writing of Pauli Murray." In *Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture & Society.* Jul-Sep 2009, Vol. 11 Issue 3, pp. 295-309.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Bengali, Bangladeshi yet Muslim." In Living Our Religions. Bandana Purkayastha and Anjana Narayan, Editors. VA: Kumarian Press, 2009, pp. 211 - 231.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2009). You Can Steal Her Virginity But Not Her Doll: The Nineteenth Century Campaign to Raise the Legal Age of Sexual Consent, Cardozo Journal of Gender & Law 15: 229-246.
  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.
  El Jack, Amani; Abdelnour, Samer; Badri, Babiker; McGrath, Susan (et al), Examining Enterprise Capacity: A Participatory Social Assessment in Darfur and Southern Sudan. (2008). Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada, PP 1-104.


Rivera, L. (2008). Laboring to Learn: Women's Literacy & Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era, University of Illinois Press. (Winner of 2009 Cyril O. Houle Award)
  Evans, M. & Bobel, C. (2007). "'I Am a Contradiction': Feminism and Feminist Identity in the Third Wave." New England Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 22, Issues 1 & 2 (pp. 207-222).
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  El Jack, Amani, “Gendered Implications: ‘Development’-Induced Displacement in the Sudan.” (2007). In Development’s Displacements: Ecologies, Economies and Cultures at Risk. P. Vandergeest, P. Idahosa, and P. Bose (eds.). Vancouver, Canada: UBC Press, PP 61-81.
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  Den Ouden, Amy. "Locating the Cannibals: Conquest, North American Ethnohistory, and the Threat of Objectivity," History and Anthropology, Vol. 18 (2): 101-133 (2007).
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2006). From Age of Consent Laws to the “Silver Ring Thing:” The Regulation of Adolescent Female Sexuality, Health Matrix 16:151-181.


Ehrlich, J.S. (2006). Who Decides? The Abortion Rights of Teens, Westport, CT: Greenwood/Praeger.


Den Ouden, Amy. Beyond Conquest: Native Peoples and the Struggle for History in New England. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press (2005).
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2003). Choosing Abortion: Teens Who Make the Decision without Parental Involvement, Gender Issues, 21:3-39.
  El Jack, Amani, Gender and Armed Conflict: Overview Report. (2003). Brighton, UK: Bridge (Institute of Development Studies), University of Sussex, PP 1-48.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2003). Grounded in the Reality of Their Lives: Listening to Teens Who Make the Abortion Decision Without Involving Their Parents, Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, 18:61-180.
  Den Ouden, Amy. "Recovering Gendered Political Histories: Local Struggles and Native Women's Resistance in Colonial Southern New England" (co-authored with Trudie Lamb Richmond), in Interpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience, Colin G. Calloway and Neal Salisbury, eds. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts (2003).
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2003). Shifting Boundaries: Abortion, Criminal Culpability and the Indeterminate Legal Status of Adolescents, Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal, 18:77-116.
  El Jack, Amani, “Gender Perspectives on the Management of Small Arms and Light Weapons.” (2002). In Gender Perspectives on Small Arms and Light Weapons: Regional and International Concerns. V. Farr and K. Gebre-Wold (eds.). Bonn, Germany: Bonn International Center for Conversion, PP 51-57.


Bobel, C. (2002). The Paradox of Natural Mothering. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2000). Co-Parent Visitation: Acknowledging the Reality of Two Mother Families, Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality, 9: 151-162.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (2000). Minors as Medical Decision-Makers: The Pretextual Reasoning of the Court in the Abortion Cases, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, 7:66-106.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "A Review Essay: The Contemporary Crisis in Anthropology." Theoretical Perspectives: A Journal of Social Science and Arts. Center for Alternatives, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Vol 5, 1999, pp 146 - 160.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (1998) Of Contract Born, But Not Determined: The Uncertain Future of Surrogate Motherhood in Massachusetts after R.R. v. M.H., Women’s Bar Association Law Journal, II:1-3.
  Ehrlich, J.S. (1998) Journey Through the Courts: Minors, Abortion and the Quest for Reproductive Fairness, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, 10:1-27.
  Chowdhury, Elora H. "Debates on Feminist and Post-modern Development Issues: A Review." Empowerment: A Journal of Women for Women. Dhaka, Vol 5, 1998, pp 103 - 110.
  Den Ouden, Amy. "Gender, Culture, and Colonialism: A Critical Feminist Perspective on Native-Angloamerican Struggles over Land in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut," Crosscurrents: The Journal of Graduate Research in Anthropology 8 (Autumn): 23-33 (1996).
  Ehrlich, J.S., Sabino, J. (1991) A Minor's Right to Abortion: The Unconstitutionality of Parental Participation in Bypass Hearings, New England Law Review, 25:1185-1209.