Suggested Course Texts:
Women and Gender Studies

Our Suggested Course Texts pages list titles intended for classroom use. For a complete list of our titles in women's studies and gender studies, go to our general gender and sexuality studies page.

New in Women and Gender Studies

New in paperback
The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher
Translated and edited by Douglas Scott Brookes

New in paperback
For Glory and Bolívar
By Pamela S. Murray

New in paperback
Jewish Women in Fin de Siècle Vienna
By Alison Rose

New in paperback
Princess, Priestess, Poet
By Betty De Shong Meador

New in paperback
Private Women, Public Lives
By Bárbara O. Reyes

New in paperback
Sex Work and the City
By Yasmina Katsulis

African American Studies

Sista, Speak!
By Sonja L. Lanehart

"Shakin' Up" Race and Gender
By Marta E. Sánchez

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Anthropology

After Revolution
By Florence E. Babb

Guatemaltecas
By Susan A. Berger

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross
By Laura de Mello e Souza

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

Every Woman Is a World
By Gayle Walker and Kiki Suárez

From Cuenca to Queens
By Ann Miles

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru
By Blenda B. Femenías

Gender and Modernity in Andean Bolivia
By Marcia Stephenson

Homegirls in the Public Sphere
By Marie "Keta" Miranda

The Lieutenant Nun
By Sherry Velasco

Muslim Women Activists in North America
Edited by Katherine Bullock

Planning the Family in Egypt
By Kamran Asdar Ali

Remembering Childhood in the Middle East
Collected and edited by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

Shamans of the Foye Tree
By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Shaping the Discourse on Space
By Teresita Martínez-Vergne

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

The Summer of Her Baldness
By Catherine Lord

Women and Social Movements in Latin America
By Lynn Stephen

Women Embracing Islam
Edited by Karin van Nieuwkerk

The Women of Karbala
Edited by Kamran Scot Aghaie

Women's Lives in Colonial Quito
By Kimberly Gauderman

Women Who Live Evil Lives
By Martha Few

Biography/Autobiography

Amá, Your Story Is Mine
By Ercenia "Alice" Cedeño

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

The Bullet Meant for Me
By Jan Reid

The Civil War Memories of Elizabeth Bacon Custer
By Elizabeth Bacon Custer

Danger Pay
By Carol Spencer Mitchell

Doctor Mary in Arabia
By Mary Bruins Allison

Duchess of Palms
By Nadine Eckhardt

e-mail trouble
By S. Paige Baty

The Empress Theodora
By James Allan Evans

Honorable Exiles
By Lillian Lorca de Tagle

No Gifts from Chance
By Shari Benstock

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies
By Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Sugar's Life in the Hood
By Sugar Turner and Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

Together, Alone
By Susan Wittig Albert

Woman with a Movie Camera
By Marina Goldovskaya

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid

Central America

After Revolution
By Florence E. Babb

"Here, Our Culture Is Hard"
By Laura McClusky

Witchcraft and Welfare
By Raquel Romberg

Women Legislators in Central America
By Michelle A. Saint-Germain and Cynthia Chavez Metoyer

Women Who Live Evil Lives
By Martha Few

Classics and Ancient World

The Empress Theodora
By James Allan Evans

Exchange and the Maiden
By Kirk Ormand

I Claudia II
Edited by Diana E. E. Kleiner and Susan B. Matheson

Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart
By Betty De Shong Meador

Vestal Virgins, Sibyls, and Matrons
By Sarolta A. Takács

Film and Media Studies

Cinemachismo
By Sergio de la Mora

Dames in the Driver's Seat
By Jans B. Wager

Danger Pay
By Carol Spencer Mitchell

Diva
By Angela Dalle Vacche

Electronic Eros
By Claudia Springer

Feminism, Film, Fascism
By Susan E. Linville

Filming Difference
Edited by Daniel Bernardi

Framing Female Lawyers
By Cynthia Lucia

From Bananas to Buttocks
Edited by Myra Mendible

Gender and Society in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema
By David William Foster

History Films, Women, and Freud's Uncanny
By Susan E. Linville

The Lieutenant Nun
By Sherry Velasco

Lourdes Portillo
Edited by Rosa Linda Fregoso

Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
By David William Foster

Reel Knockouts
Edited by Martha McCaughey and Neal King

Thelma & Louise Live!
Edited by Bernie Cook

The Unruly Woman
By Kathleen Rowe

What Women Watched
By Marsha F. Cassidy

Women Filmmakers in Mexico
By Elissa J. Rashkin

Women in Television News Revisited
By Judith Marlane

Woman with a Movie Camera
By Marina Goldovskaya

Latin American Studies

After Revolution
By Florence E. Babb

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

Butterflies Will Burn
By Federico Garza Carvajal

Conversations with Isabel Allende, Revised Edition
Edited by John Rodden

The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross
By Laura de Mello e Souza

Disobedience, Slander, Seduction, and Assault
By Tanja Christiansen

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

Family Ties
By Clarice Lispector

First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix
By Regina Rheda

From Cuenca to Queens
By Ann Miles

Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru
By Blenda B. Femenías

Honorable Exiles
By Lillian Lorca de Tagle

Mary, Mother and Warrior
By Linda B. Hall

Performing Kinship
By Krista E. Van Vleet

Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema
By David William Foster

Senhora
By José de Alencar

Shamans of the Foye Tree
By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

Staying Sober in Mexico City
By Stanley Brandes

Women and Power in Argentine Literature
By Gwendolyn Díaz

Women Filmmakers in Mexico
By Elissa J. Rashkin

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics
By Victoria E. Rodríguez

Women in Mexico
By Julia Tuñón Pablos

Women's Lives in Colonial Quito
By Kimberly Gauderman

Women Who Live Evil Lives
By Martha Few

Latino/a Studies

Amá, Your Story Is Mine
By Ercenia "Alice" Cedeño

Boxing Shadows
By W. K. Stratton, with Anissa "The Assassin" Zamarron

Brown on Brown
By Frederick Luis Aldama

Chicana Lives and Criminal Justice
By Juanita Díaz-Cotto

Chicano Rap
By Pancho McFarland

The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrilleras
By Tey Diana Rebolledo

Fertile Matters
By Elena R. Gutiérrez

From Bananas to Buttocks
Edited by Myra Mendible

Golondrina, why did you leave me?
By Bárbara Renaud González

Homegirls in the Public Sphere
By Marie "Keta" Miranda

Las Tejanas
By Teresa Palomo Acosta and Ruthe Winegarten

Latina Adolescent Childbearing in East Los Angeles
By Pamela I. Erickson

Lourdes Portillo
Edited by Rosa Linda Fregoso

Políticas
By Sonia R. García, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Irasema Coronado, Sharon A. Navarro, and Patricia A. Jaramillo

A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology
Edited by María Pilar Aquino, Daisy L. Machado, and Jeanette Rodríguez

"Shakin' Up" Race and Gender
By Marta E. Sánchez

Teatro Chicana
By Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez, and Felicitas Nuñez

Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas
By Anna Marie Sandoval

Walls of Empowerment
By Guisela Latorre

With Her Machete in Her Hand
By Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

Literature and Literary Criticism

Alien Constructions
By Patricia Melzer

Brown on Brown
By Frederick Luis Aldama

The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrilleras
By Tey Diana Rebolledo

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers
By Gabriella de Beer

Conversations with Isabel Allende, Revised Edition
Edited by John Rodden

The Director and Other Stories from Morocco
By Leila Abouzeid

The Disobedient Writer
By Nancy A. Walker

Family Ties
By Clarice Lispector

Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory
By Emma Pérez

Golondrina, why did you leave me?
By Bárbara Renaud González

How to Suppress Women's Writing
By Joanna Russ

Iphigenia
By Teresa de la Parra

The Lieutenant Nun
By Sherry Velasco

No Gifts from Chance
By Shari Benstock

Orpheus
By Nazli Eray

Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988
By Cynthia Steele

A Rosario Castellanos Reader
By Rosario Castellanos

Sab and Autobiography
By Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga

Senhora
By José de Alencar

Sexuality and Being in the Poststructuralist Universe of Clarice Lispector
By Earl E. Fitz

"Shakin' Up" Race and Gender
By Marta E. Sánchez

The Shattered Mirror
By María Elena de Valdés

Siraaj
By Radwa Ashour

Surrealist Women
Edited by Penelope Rosemont

Teatro Chicana
By Laura E. Garcia, Sandra M. Gutierrez, and Felicitas Nuñez

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

The Three Marias
By Rachel de Queiroz

Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas
By Anna Marie Sandoval

Uncollected Early Prose of Katherine Anne Porter
Edited by Ruth Moore Alvarez and Thomas F. Walsh

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
By Mohja Kahf

What Wildness Is This
Edited by Susan Wittig Albert and Susan Hanson

The Wind
By Dorothy Scarborough

With Her Machete in Her Hand
By Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

Women and Power in Argentine Literature
By Gwendolyn Díaz

Women of the Left Bank
By Shari Benstock

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Women Writing Plays
Edited by Alexis Greene

The Writing of Elena Poniatowska
By Beth E. Jörgensen

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid

Maya Studies

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

From Moon Goddesses to Virgins
By Pete Sigal

"Here, Our Culture Is Hard"
By Laura McClusky

Silent Looms
By Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town
By Christine Eber

Mexico

Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
By Norma Iglesias Prieto

Butterflies Will Burn
By Federico Garza Carvajal

Cinemachismo
By Sergio de la Mora

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers
By Gabriella de Beer

Dissident Women
Edited by Shannon Speed, R. Aída Hernández Castillo, and Lynn M. Stephen

Every Woman Is a World
By Gayle Walker and Kiki Suárez

Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988
By Cynthia Steele

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

Staying Sober in Mexico City
By Stanley Brandes

Streets, Bedrooms, and Patios
By Michael James Higgins and Tanya L. Coen

Violence and Activism at the Border
By Kathleen Staudt

Women Filmmakers in Mexico
By Elissa J. Rashkin

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics
By Victoria E. Rodríguez

Women in Mexico
By Julia Tuñón Pablos

Middle East Studies

Asmahan's Secrets
By Sherifa Zuhur

Believing Women in Islam
By Asma Barlas

Danger Pay
By Carol Spencer Mitchell

Daughter of Damascus
By Siham Tergeman

The Director and Other Stories from Morocco
By Leila Abouzeid

Doctor Mary in Arabia
By Mary Bruins Allison

The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual
By Shemeem Burney Abbas

The Kin Who Count
By Margaret L. Meriwether

Orpheus
By Nazli Eray

Planning the Family in Egypt
By Kamran Asdar Ali

Return to Childhood
By Leila Abouzeid

Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
By Mohja Kahf

The Women of Karbala
Edited by Kamran Scot Aghaie

Women and Men in Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt
By Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid

Military History

Soldaderas in the Mexican Military
By Elizabeth Salas

Native American Studies

Inventing the Savage
By Luana Ross

Men as Women, Women as Men
By Sabine Lang

Politics and Gender

Duchess of Palms
By Nadine Eckhardt

Fertile Matters
By Elena R. Gutiérrez

Guatemaltecas
By Susan A. Berger

Life After Welfare
By Laura Lein and Deanna T. Schexnayder; with Karen Douglas and Daniel Schroeder

Planning the Family in Egypt
By Kamran Asdar Ali

Políticas
By Sonia R. García, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Irasema Coronado, Sharon A. Navarro, and Patricia A. Jaramillo

A White House Diary
By Lady Bird Johnson

Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics
By Victoria E. Rodríguez

Women Legislators in Central America
By Michelle A. Saint-Germain and Cynthia Chavez Metoyer

Urban Studies

Homegirls in the Public Sphere
By Marie "Keta" Miranda

Staying Sober in Mexico City
By Stanley Brandes

Streets, Bedrooms, and Patios
By Michael James Higgins and Tanya L. Coen

Whose School Is It?
By Rhoda H. Halperin

Women's Lives in Colonial Quito
By Kimberly Gauderman

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