Mimi Schippers Professor Tulane University Department of Sociology

Mimi Schippers

Professor of Sociology
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 analyzing how non-monogamy and polyamory are portrayed in different kinds of texts and media. This includes historical biographies, journalistic accounts of FLDS polygamy, research on campus hookup cultures, film and television that include poly relationships or characters.

Selected Publications

Mimi Schippers. Love American Style: The Stories We Tell about Poly Lives and The Cultural Production of Inequality. Routledge. Forthcoming.

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.


  • Polyqueer Sexualities (GESS 4930)
  • Gender & Society (SOCI 1040)
  • Introduction the Gender & Sexuality Studies (GESS 2900)
  • The Sociology of Sexuality (SOCI 6070)
  • Advanced Sexuality and Queer Theory (GESS 4950)
  • Advanced Gender and Feminist Theory (GESS 4940)
  • Topics in the Sociology of Gender (SOCI 6060)