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Kevin Henderson

Professional Title: 

Instructor of Legal Studies & Ph.D. Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

Office: 

South College W406

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Bio: 

Kevin Henderson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  He is also in the program for Advanced Feminist Studies through the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department at UMass.  He has taught classes in the past on the history of sexuality and race, on the political philosophy of Judith Butler, and on gender, sexuality  & the law. Broadly, his academic interests include: contemporary political theory, the history of political thought; queer, feminist, and critical race theories; protest and social movements; sexual politics; history of sexuality and race; the regulation of sex and intimacy. 

In 2016, Kevin was awarded the Pi Sigma Alpha Best Teaching Assistant Award.  This award is voted upon by all political science and legal studies majors at UMass Amherst for teaching excellence. Kevin was also the ViiV Point Scholar from 2016 to 2019. In 2016, out of an applicant pool of almost three thousand students, Kevin and twenty-one other individuals were chosen to become Point Scholars. Point Foundation provides scholarships to students that have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in the advancement of the LGBTQ community. 

Publications

Henderson, Kevin. 2017. "Becoming lesbian: Monique Wittig's queer-trans-feminism." Journal of Lesbian Studies. DOI: 10.1080/10894160.2017.1340009.

Henderson, Kevin. 2016. "Kinship." The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. DOI: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss717.

Curriculum Vitae: 

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Program: 

  • Political Science