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Allison Vandenberg

Allison Vandenberg


Interdisciplinary Programs

Women's & Gender Studies

Allison Vandenberg

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PhD, Indiana University

About Me

Allison Vandenberg is an instructor of women’s and gender studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University. She received her PhD in gender studies with a concentration in sexualities, desires, and identities and a minor in history from Indiana University in 2016. Her work focuses on gendered engagement in bodily practices, embodiment, and phenomenology. Previous publications include “Toward a Phenomenological Analysis of Historicized Beauty Practices,” which appeared in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly and “The Somatechnics of Hair Straightening: Technology, Transformation, and Social Change,” which was published in the edited volume (Re)Possessing Beauty: Politics, Poetics, Change. Her regular course offerings include Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies; Feminist Theory; Gender, Beauty, and Culture; Women in European History; and The Virgin Always Lives: Gender, Sexuality, and Horror.

Research Interests

gendered engagement in bodily practices, embodiment, and phenomenology