Christina Carney
Associate Professor, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies
325 Strickland

2016   Ph.D.   Ethnic Studies, University of California at San Diego

2008    B.A.    Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


As a scholar, my thinking is guided by a strong commitment to advancing the intersectional and interdisciplinary study of race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, and culture through research, teaching, and service with areas of research specialization including black feminisms and global black sexualities along with sex work, critical trafficking and carceral studies. My work has been supported by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation), US Fulbright Scholars Program, and the University of Missouri Research Board. While my first book examined how the sexual policing of Black women sex workers was foundational to the city of San Diego’s development as a center of tourism and the military, my current project takes a more global and transhistorical approach by examining how African heritage tourism in the Global South engenders new sex economies and forms of relationality in the African Diaspora. 



Gender and Identity: Understanding Intersectionality

Historical Studies of Black Women

Black Sexual Politics

Introduction to Black Studies

Mixed Level Courses (Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate)

Black Feminism: Past and Present