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JanellHobsonJanell  Hobson

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Women's Studies

Expertise: Women's studies; race relations; gender relations; black history month; women's history month; film; media; popular culture

Campus phone: (518) 442-5575
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Hobson has devoted her research, teaching, and service to multiracial and transnational feminist issues in the discipline. Hobson is the author of Venus in the Dark: Blackness and Beauty in Popular Culture and is co-editing an anthology, with Ime A. S. Kerlee, titled Are All the Women Still White? Globalizing Women's Studies. Hobson's research involves an oral history project on women in the Anglophone Caribbean (specifically Nevis and its diaspora). She is also currently at work on a second book project exploring world history narratives and black women's representations in historical and globalized discourses on race and gender. Hobson uses a transnational lens to highlight women's iconography and experiences in global or black diasporic perspective.