KJ Cerankowski

  • Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
  • CDC Faculty Fellow

Education

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2014
  • MA, Stanford University, 2010
  • BA, University of Southern California, 2004

Biography

KJ Cerankowski is an interdisciplinary scholar and writer with research interests in asexuality, trauma studies, queer theory, and transgender studies. He is the author of several articles, including the 2021 Symonds Prize winning essay “The ‘End’ of Orgasm: The Erotics of Durational Pleasures,” published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality. His poetry and prose have been published in DIAGRAM, Pleiades, Entropy, and The Account, among others. He is the coeditor of Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge 2014) and the author of Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming (Punctum 2021).

Cerankowski teaches in comparative American studies and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies.

Spring 2022

Introduction to Queer Studies — CAST 207
Introduction to Queer Studies — GSFS 207
Archives and Affects — CAST 313
Archives and Affects — GSFS 313
Capstone Research Seminar — CAST 500

Fall 2022

Introduction to Queer Studies — CAST 207
Introduction to Queer Studies — GSFS 207

Notes

Entropy Magazine Recognizes KJ Cerankowski's Book

December 13, 2021

Assistant Professor KJ Cerankowski's book, Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming, named amongst Best Nonfiction of 2020-2021 by Entropy Magazine.

 

 

KJ Cerankowski Publishes Book

November 15, 2021

Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies KJ Cerankowski has published the book, Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming. The book combines memoir, lyrical essay, and cultural criticism, to stitch together an embodied history of trauma and its ongoing impacts on the lived realities of trans, queer, and other marginalized subjects.

 

 

KJ Cerankowski's essay wins Symonds Prize

September 27, 2021

Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies KJ Cerankowski's essay, "The 'End' of Orgasm: The Erotics of Durational Pleasures" won the 2021 Symonds Prize and was published in the most recent issue of Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

 

News

2022 Winter Term Recap

March 11, 2022

More than 2,290 students explored projects and research opportunities outside of their normal course of study during Winter Term. In this wrap-up gallery we look back at some of the group projects students performed.

A Conversation with KJ Cerankowski

January 11, 2018

KJ Cerankowski, assistant professor of gender, sexuality, and feminist studies (GSFS) and comparative American studies (CAS), discusses one pivotal experience in a feminist bookstore, asexuality, and the value of GSFS and CAS in a variety of careers.