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Mimi Schippers

Department Chair

206 Newcomb Hall


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison


Research Interests

Sexuality, Gender, Social Theory, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Culture, Polyamory, Non-Monogamies

Current Research Projects

I am currently working on a study of the relationship between race, gender, class, and non-monogamies in the history and culture of New Orleans. Combining archival, ethnographic, and interview methods, I am comparing and contrasting the practice of placage, the commercial sex industry, sex tourism, and polyamory as they take shape in the socio-historical and cultural trajectories of New Orleans. My main research question is: What are the relationships between race, class, and gender inequality, New Orleans’ sexual cultures, and non-monagamy.

Selected Publications

Mimi Schippers. Beyond Monogamy: Polyamory and the Future Polyqueer Sexualities. New York University Press. 2016

Mimi Schippers. Rockin’ Out of the Box: Gender Maneuvering in Alternative Hard Rock. Rutgers University Press. 2002.

Mimi Schippers and Erin Grayson Sapp. “Reading Pulp Fiction: Embodied Femininity and Power Second and Third Wave Feminist Theory.” Feminist Theory 13(1), 2012.

Mimi Schippers. Third Wave Rebels in a Second Wave World: Polyamory, Gender, and Power. In Donna King and Carrie Smith (Eds), Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Kick Their A@#$!: Feminist Perspectives on the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy. Vanderbilt University Press. 2012.

Mimi Schippers. “Doing Power/Doing Difference: Negotiations of Race and Gender in a Mentoring Program.” Symbolic Interaction 31(1), 2008.

Mimi Schippers. “Recovering the Feminine Other: Femininity, Masculinity, and Gender Hegemony.” Theory and Society 36. 2007.