Hanne Blank

Hanne Blank Boyd

Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type
- Present

Hanne Blank (Women’s and Gender Studies) will be a visiting lecturer at Emory University Center for Ethics this summer, leading an interdisciplinary graduate seminar entitled “Women, Bodies, and the Making of Medical Knowledge.” She is also pleased to have sold the Turkish translation rights to her 2012 book Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality to publisher Iletisim Yayinlari, which also published her 2007 Virgin: The Untouched History in Turkish edition. Additionally, a chapter, ‘Sexuality, Dis/Ability, and Sublimity in Grand Opera’ will appear in the 2018 The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Body (eds. Sander Gilman and Youn Kim), which is now in production. She will be speaking at the Judaism, Science, and Medicine Group’s 2019 conference, “Judaism and Disability: The New Genetics, Disability Studies, and Practical Interventions,” to be held in Phoenix February 17-19, 2019, and has recently been awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for June, 2018 for her work as an interdisciplinary cultural historian of medicine, gender, and the body.

Learning & Teaching


Fall 2018

  • Issues in Feminism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Women, Bodies, and the Making of Medical Knowledge

Spring 2018

  • Issues in Feminism
  • Women, Bodies, and the Making of Medical Knowledge

Fall 2017

  • Issues in Feminism
  • How Sexuality Shaped America