Curriculum Vitae

Hanne Blank Boyd
blankh@denison.edu

Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor,                                                               2017 – present
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies            
Denison University, Granville, Ohio

Visiting Instructor                                                                                 Fall 2016
Department of History
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Scholar of the Institute                                                                        2004-2005
Institute for Teaching and Research on Women                     
Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Writer and Independent Scholar                                                       2000-2017

 

Education

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia                                                     2013-2019
Ph.D., Department of History

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana                                         1992-1994
M.M., School of Music

New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, Massachusetts      1987-1991
B.M., cum laude

 

Publications

 

  1. Books — Scholarly

Fat
(Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming November 2020)
Series: Object Lessons, ed. Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg

Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
(Beacon Press, 2012; Turkish edition, Iletisim Yayinlari, 2018)

Virgin: The Untouched History
(Bloomsbury, 2007;  Turkish edition, Iletisim Yayinlari, 2008;  Japanese edition, Fusosha, 2011; E-book, Roadswell Editions, 2016)

 

  1. Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Sexuality, Dis/Ability, and Sublimity in Grand Opera,” in Sander Gilman and Youn Kim, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body (Oxford University Press, 2017)

“Room 408,” in Karen Pickering, Doing It: A Sex Positive Anthology (University of Queensland Press, 2016)

 “M.F.K. Fisher,” in Amy Scholder, ICON (Feminist Press, 2014)

“An Accidental Education,” in Christina Bobel and Samantha Kwan, eds., Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011)

“The Work of Sex, the Sex of Work,” in Elliot Dorf and Danya Ruttenberg, eds., Jewish Voices, Jewish Choices (Jewish Publication Society, 2010)

“The Process-Oriented Virgin,” in Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti, eds., Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape (Seal Press, 2008)

 

  1. Reviews, Encyclopedia Entries, Works Excerpted in Textbooks, and Other Relevant Published Writing

“Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality,” in Margaret L. Andersen and Patricia Hill Collins, Race, Class, & Gender: An Anthology, 9th Edition (Cengage, 2016)

“Virginity,” The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, ed. Nancy A. Naples. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2016)
DOI: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss135

“But it’s a Vintage Lifestyle Change: Ringing the Changes on American Orthorexia with the Whole30 Diet” Nursing Clio (March 17, 2016)

“Clio Reads: A Review of It Hurts Down There: The Bodily Imaginaries of Female Genital PainNursing Clio (January 21, 2016)

“Virginity,” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Love, Courtship, and Sexuality Through History v. 3. The Early Modern Period, ed. Victoria L. Mondelli and Cherrie A. Gottsleben (Greenwood Press, 2008)

 

  1. Books – Mass Market

The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts (Ten Speed Press, 2013)

Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size and Those Who Love Them, Revised (Celestial Arts, 2011)

Unruly Appetites (Seal Press, 2003)

Shameless: Women’s Intimate Erotica (editor) (Seal Press, 2002)

Best Transgender Erotica, co-edited with Raven Kaldera (Circlet Press, 2002)

Zaftig: Well Rounded Erotica (editor) (Cleis Press, 2001)

Big Big Love: A Sourcebook on Sex for People of Size and Those Who Love Them (Greenery Press, 2000)

 

Academic Conferences and Symposia

“Menstrual Extraction in the U.S. 1970s: Tracking the Evolution of A Feminist Health Ethos,” Provost’s Tuesday Lunch Series, Denison University, October 8 2019.

“Menstrual Extraction in the U.S. 1970s: Controversies of Commodification and Control,” 10th European Spring School on the History of Science and Popularization, Institut Menorqui d’Estudis, Mahon, Spain; 25 May 2019.

“Evolving a Black Women’s Feminist Healthcare Model: Conceptualizations of Health and Self-Help in the National Black Women’s Health Project, 1983-1993,” American Association of Historians of Medicine, Columbus, OH, April  27, 2019

“Sisterhood and Strife: The Southern Making and Unmaking of the National Black Women’s Health Project,” Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Oxford, MS, March 8, 2019

“Author Meets Critics: A Roundtable Discussion on The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, The Women In Print Movement, and The Queer Literary Canon with Jaime Harker,” Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Oxford, MS, March 8, 2019

“Feminists vs. Doctors: Feminist Health and the Politics of Professional Regulation in Feminist Women’s Health Center, Inc. vs. Mohammad et al.,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hempstead, NY, June 2017

“Beware of Leopard: Doing Feminist Health Research at the Grassroots,” Women’s Studies and Archives event, Rose Library, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 29, 2017.

“’Things are happening in the ‘bedpan of the South’: Considering the Southernness of Southern Feminist Women’s Health Activism, 1970-1990,”  Southeast Women’s Studies Association, Jonesboro, AR, October 15, 2016

“Does This Historiography Make My Butt Look Fat?  Notes toward an Embodied Intersectional History of Fatness,” Critical Juncture, Atlanta, GA, April 8, 2016

Panel moderator: “De-Limiting ‘Normal’: Idealized and Marginalized Bodies,”  Critical Juncture, Atlanta, GA, April 8, 2016

“Looking Straight at Himself: On the Self-Diagnostic Imperatives of Discourses of Nineteenth-Century Male (Hetero)Sexuality,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 18, 2015

“Excluded Due to Previously Existing Conditions: A Historiographical Consideration of Activist Health Service Organizations,” Southern Regional Conference for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2014

“There Is No Wrong Way to Have a Body: Fatness, Queerness, Color, Dis/Ability and the Political Histories of Radical Acceptance,” National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Conference, Atlanta, GA, January 26, 2013

“Let’s Get Some Things Straight: What the Queer Community Needs to Know About the History of Heterosexuality,” National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Creating Change Conference, Baltimore, MD, January 27, 2012

 “The Velveteen Fattie: Realness, Selfhood, & the Sticky Intersections of Love,” National Women’s Studies Association National Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 12, 2011

 

Selected Invited Lectures

 

  1. Scholarly

“The Secret History of Your Sex Life: How an Interdisciplinary History of Sexuality Helps Us Understand Contemporary Sexual Culture,” IvyQ Conference, Harvard University, November 11, 2016

“Sex, History, and other Messy Things, or, Where Do Virgins and Straight People Come From?,” University of Alabama, April 14, 2016

“Southern Women, Feminist Health: Activist Healthcare and Communities of Radical Conscience in the Deep South,” University of Alabama, April 15, 2016

“#IWishMyDoctorWould: Asking the Right Questions in LGBTQI Diagnostics,” Science, Sex, and Society Symposium / Harriet Tubman Clinic, Emory University School of Medicine, July 30, 2015

“Learning to See the Sexual Minority Patient,” Emory University School of Medicine, May 15, 2015

“So How Long Have You Been Straight?”: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality and Why It Matters,” University of Georgia, November 14, 2014

“The Making of The Modern Heterosexual,” University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, October 15, 2013

“Hymen Wars: The Two-Thousand-Year Battle over Women’s Bodies and the Diagnosis of Virginity,” Virginia Commonwealth University, Science, Technology, and Society Lecture Series, November 6, 2012

“The Velveteen Fattie Goes to College: The Sticky Intersection of Fat Studies and Sexuality Studies,” Dickinson College, April 17, 2012

“Virgins, Heterosexuals, and Other Indefinite Articles: Thinking Historically about Sexuality, Definition, and Experience,” Dickinson College Women’s Studies Lecture Series, April 17, 2012

“Looking for Wrong in All the Love Places: How Western Culture got a Sexual Orientation,” St. Mary’s College, April 23, 2012

“(Mis)Reading the Body: The Diagnosis and Construction of Virginity,” Harvard University, April 13, 2011

“Virgins and Other Indefinite Articles: Thinking Historically about Sexuality, Definition, and Experience,” Harvard University, April 12, 2011

 

  1. Author and Activist

 

“What I Mean When I Say Rights And Liberation: Reflections on my First Fifty Queer Years,” Bloomsburg University, 12th LGBTQIA+ College Conference, November 3-4, 2019.

“There Is No Wrong Way to Have a Body: A Talk About Bodies, Politics, History, and Being Happy in Your Skin,” University of Alabama, April 14, 2016

“There Is No Wrong Way to Have a Body: Fatness, Queerness, Color, Dis/Ability and the History of Radical Body Politics,” Bloomsburg University, March 25, 2014

“There Is No Wrong Way to Have a Body: Fatness, Queerness, Color, Dis/Ability and the Politics of Radical Acceptance,” Rollins College, October 25, 2013

Featured Author, Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA, March 28, 2008

 

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

Travel-to-Collections Grant, Smith College Special Collections, for “Southern Women, Feminist Health: Activist Health Service and Feminist Communities of Radical Conscience in the Southeastern U.S., 1968-1989,” Summer 2015

Mary Lily Research Grant, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, for “Southern Women, Feminist Health: Activist Health Service and Feminist Communities of Radical Conscience in the Southeastern U.S., 1968-1989,” Summer 2015

Professional Development Support Research Grant, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Summer 2014

Fellow, Edenfred, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2010

Creative Baltimore Grant, Nonfiction, 2010

 

Teaching

Visiting Assistant Professor, Denison University                                                                        Fall 2017-present
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

            “Being Lesbian” (S19, S20 WGST 351 / HIST 290 / QS 268)

            “Women, Bodies, and the Making of Medical Knowledge” (S18, F18 WGST 351)

            “Feminist Theory” (S18, F19 WGST 311)

            “How Sexuality Shaped America” (F17 WGST 351)

            “Issues in Feminism” (F17, S18, F18, S19, F19, S20 WGST 101)

            “Senior Research” (F17, S18, F18, S19, F19, S20 WGST 451, 452)

 

Visiting Instructor, Emory University                                                                                         Summer 2018
Emory University Center for Ethics

“Women, Bodies, and the Making of Medical Knowledge” (BIOETH 505)

 

Visiting Instructor, Emory University                                                                                        Fall 2016
Department of History

“U.S. Multicultural Women’s History” (HIST 336/WGS 336)

 

Graduate Teaching Associate, Emory University                                                                   Spring 2016
Department of History

“How Sexuality Shaped America” (HIST241/WMST285)

           

Professional Service

Editorial Board, Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society                                        2015-2018

Patient-Family Advocate, Emory Healthcare                                                                                                               2014-2017

Peer Reviewer                                                                                                                                                                   2012-present

 

University / College / Departmental Service

Denison University: Member, Laura C. Harris Lecture Series Committee;                2017-present
Member, Louise Buker Fellows Committee; Reader/Judge, Nan Nowik
Memorial Awards

President, Graduate Workshop in U.S. History                                                             2014-2016
Emory University Department of History

Member, Advisory Committee                                                                                        2013-2015
Emory University Office of LGBT Life

Representative publications and references available upon request.