Dr. Carole McCann is Professor and Chair of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies. She received her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She served as Director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program from 1998 to 2005 and from 2008 to 2014, when the Program became a Department. She has continued to serve as Department Chair since that time. She holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment in the Language, Literacy and Culture Doctoral Program. She is also Special Assistant to the Provost for Interdisciplinary Activities, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Activities Advisory Committee, and Co-Director of the UMBC Interdisciplinary CoLab summer internship program.
Dr. McCann’s scholarship involves three intertwined themes: transnational feminist theory, transnational feminist science studies, and the population/reproductive politics. She co-edits the Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives with Seung-kyung Kim (New York: Routledge Press, 2003, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2021). Dr. Emek Ergun (LLC PhD. 2009) has joined the editorial team for the 2021 edition. Dr. McCann is also author of Figuring the Population Bomb, (University of Washington Press, Feminist Technosciences Series, 2016) and Birth Control Politics in the United States, 1916-1945 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994; 1999). She was awarded the 2017-2018 Lipitz Professorship, UMBC.
At UMBC, Dr. McCann teaches undergraduate and graduate versions of Theories of Feminisms and Methodologies of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies as well as the undergraduate course, Reproductive Justice.