PhD, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University, 2016.

MSW, Boston University School of Social Work, 2007.

BA, Religious Studies, concentration in Women’s Studies, College of the Holy Cross, 2003.


Refereed Journal Articles

Mairead Sullivan. “Mother.” Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies. (Invited contribution. Forthcoming)

Taylor Black, E. Glasberg, Sarah Kesler, Mairead Sullivan. “The Butch Throat: A Roundtable Discussion.” The Journal of Popular Music Studies. (Invited roundtable, Forthcoming)

Mairead Sullivan “A Crisis Emerges: Lesbian Breast Cancer in The Wake of HIV/AIDS.” Journal of Lesbian Studies. 22 (2): 220-234.

“Kill Daddy: Reproduction, Futurity, and The Survival of the Radical Feminist.” Women’s Studies Quarterly.(accepted for publication, Spring 2016).

Lisa Linden and Mairead Sullivan “Review of Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us and Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience. (Invited Review Essay, In Press,Fall 2015).

Emily Rothman, Mairead Sullivan, Susan Keyes, and Ulrike Boehmer. 2012. “Parents Supportive Reactions to Sexual Orientation Disclosure Associated with Better Health: Results from a Population Based Survey of LGB Adults in Massachusetts.” Journal of Homosexuality. 59(2): 186-200.

Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa Clark, Alison Timm, Mark Glickman, Mairead Sullivan. 2011. “Comparing sexual minority cancer survivors recruited through a cancer registry to convenience methods of recruitment.” Women’s Health Issues, 21(5): 345-352.

Ulrike Boehmer, Michelle Mertz, Alison Timm, Mark Glickman, Mairead Sullivan, Jennifer Potter. 2011. “Overweight and obesity in long-term breast cancer survivors: how does sexual orientation impact BMI?” Cancer Investigation.29(3):220-228.

Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa Clark, Mairead Sullivan. 2010. “Advance care planning by unmarried women of different sexual orientations: the importance of social support.” Journal of Women and Aging. 22(4): 306-320.

Melissa Clark, Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa Rogers, Mairead Sullivan. 2010. “Planning for future care needs:experiences of unmarried heterosexual and sexual minority women.” Women’s Health. 50(7): 599-617.

Ulrike Boehmer, Melissa Clark, Mark Glickman, Alison Timm, Mairead Sullivan, Judy Bradford, Deborah J.

Review Articles

“Graduate Student Roundtable on ‘Practicing Women’s Studies in the Corporate University.’” Invited contribution for a special issue of Feminist Formations. (Forthcoming, Winter 2015).

Sullivan, Mairead. 2009. “Book Review: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity.” Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 1(2): 131-133.


Instructor of Record: (Courses designed and taught)

2016- Present      Loyola Marymount University, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies

WGST 1000: Introduction to Gender Studies (Fall 2016, Spring and Fall 2017)

WGST 2200: Women’s, Health, Bodies, and Sexualities (Spring 2016, Spring 2019)

WGST 3100: Feminist Research Methods (Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018)

WGST 4001: Queer Theory (Spring 2018, Spring 2019)

2018                 Loyola Marymount University, First Year Seminar Program

FYS 1000: Sex, Science, and Society (Spring 2018)

2017-2018          Loyola Marymount University, University Honors Program

HNRS 3999: Reading Critical Theory (Fall 2017; Independent Study)

FYS 1000: Feminist Science Studies (Fall 2018)

2013-2016          Emory University, Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGS 100: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Spring, Fall 2013)

WGS 385: Introduction to Feminist and Queer Health Politics (Cross-listed        with the Center for the Study of Human Health, Spring 2016)

2014-2015          Emory University, Emory College Seminars (co-instructor)

ECS 190: Seeing Things Differently (Freshman Seminar, Fall 2014)

ECS 490: Seeing Things Differently (Advanced Seminar, Writing Intensive Spring 2015)

Teaching Assistant:

2011                 Emory University, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

WGS 105: Introduction to Studies in Sexualities (Fall 2011)

2008                 Boston University School of Public Health

SBH 750: Sexual Violence: Public Health Perspectives (Spring 2008)

Other: (credentialing courses designed and taught)

2016                 Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Technology, Pedagogy, Curriculum + Research (certificate course, Spring 2016)

2015                 Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

Digital Pedagogy Webinar mini-series (Fall 2015)

2013                 Emory Center for Interactive Teaching

Technology, Pedagogy, and Curriculum (certificate course, Spring 2013)