KJ Cerankowski

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

Education

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

Biography

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.

Fall 2021

Feminist Research Methodologies — GSFS 305
Performing America — CAST 309
Performing America — GSFS 309

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

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

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.