Associate Professor and Director of Women's and Gender Studies
Alison Piepmeier came to the College of Charleston in 2005. Alison is associate professor of English and director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
1999 - Ph.D., English, Vanderbilt University
1995 - M.A., English, Vanderbilt University
1994 - B.A., English, Tennessee Technological University
- Third wave feminism
- grrrl zines
- Feminist disability studies
- Prenatal testing
Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism. New York University Press, 2009.
Out in Public: Configurations of Women's Bodies in Nineteenth-Century America. University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century. Co-edited with Rory Dicker. Northeastern University Press, 2003.
Academic Articles (most recent)
“Saints, Sages, and Victims: Endorsement of and Resistance to Cultural Stereotypes in Memoirs by Parents of Children with Disabilities.” Disability Studies Quarterly, 32.1 (2012).
“Besiegement.” Locating Women’s Studies: Theorizing Critical Concepts for a 21st Century Field, edited by Ann Braithwaite, Diane Lichtenstein, and Catherine Orr (Routledge, 2012).
“ ‘My Hair Stood on End!’ Talking with Joanna Russ about Slash, Community, and Female Sexuality.” Written with Conseula Francis. Journal of Popular Romance Studies 1.2 (2011).
“Why Zines Matter: Materiality and the Creation of Embodied Community.” American Periodicals 18 (2008), 213-238.