Mairead Sullivan is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. I have a BA in Religious Studies and Women’s Studies from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a MSW from Boston University. I spent several years working in LGBT and Women’s health prior to completing a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. My research interests include feminist and queer theory, sexuality studies, and critical health studies.

My current book project, Lesbian Death: Danger and Desire Between Feminist and Queer, interrogates a current anxiety around lesbian extinction through an archival unpacking of the meaning of lesbian within feminist and queer projects. I am also is in the beginning stages of research for a project that uses the herpes virus as a case study for exploring changes to biopolitical understandings of sexual health in a post-AIDS climate and the effects of these changes in the lives of sexually and racially marginalized individuals and communities.

mairead.sullivan [at] lmu.edu