Anna Ziering

Oglethorpe Faculty

Anna Ziering

Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Interim Program Coordinator, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Office: Hearst 309
[email protected]

B.A., American Studies, Barnard College
M.F.A., Poetry, Boston University
M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut

Areas of Interest/Research:

  • Twentieth-century American literature
  • American Studies
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Black Studies
  • Queer theory
  • Ethnic studies
  • Queer of color critique


  • “‘I Want Them To Feel Everything’: A Conversation with SfSx Creator Tina Horn.” FRAME: Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 36., no. 2. Under review.
  • “Sexualities.” Co-authored with Dr. Janelle Pham. Investigating Social Problems, 4th ed., Sage Publishing (2024). Forthcoming.
  • “‘Anything Might Happen’: Spatial Metaphor, Instability, and Escape in Nella Larsen’s Passing.” Arizona Quarterly, vol. 79, no. 2 (2023), pp. 115-140.
  • “‘They Are Busy With This Woman’: The Abject Erotics of Gayl Jones’s Eva’s Man.” At the Limits of Desire: Black Radical Pleasure, 50th anniversary special issue of The Black Scholar, vol. 50, no. 2 (2020), pp. 57-65.
  • “‘Hurt You Into Tenderness Finally’: Erotic Masochism & Black Female Subjectivity in Gayl Jones’s Corregidora,” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, vol. 44, no. 1 (2019): pp. 87-109.

Courses Taught:

  • WGS/ENG 290: Queer Genre
  • WGS/SOC 206: Sexuality and Society
  • WGS 290: Gender and Globalization
  • WGS/COM 380: Feminist Media Studies
  • WGS/AAS 290: Introduction to Queer Studies and Queer of Color Critique
  • COR 101: Narratives of the Self I
  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


  • 2024 Champion of Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award