KJ Cerankowski

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


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


KJ Cerankowski teaches in comparative American studies; and gender, sexuality, and feminist studies at Oberlin. Their research interests include asexuality, trauma studies, queer theory, and transgender studies. Cerankowski is the co-editor of Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge 2014) and has published essays in the journals Feminist Studies, WSQ (Women's Studies Quarterly), and The Account: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Thought.

Professor Cerankowski teaches a range of courses on histories of sexuality, queer and trans cultural studies, and American identity and politics.


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.