Rice University

Department of English

Rosemary Hennessy

R. Hennessy

Ph.D., Syracuse University
L. H. Favrot Professor of Humanities
Department Chair

Office: Herring Hall 331
Chair's Office: Herring Hall 226
Phone: 713-348-2666
Email: Rosemary.Hennessy@rice.edu

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Rosemary Hennessy is the L. H. Favrot Professor of Humanities in English and the English Department Chair. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality which she directed from 2006-2015. Her publications include Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera (2013), NAFTA From Below: Maquiladora Workers, Campesinos, and Indigenous Communities Speak Back (2006), Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism (2000), Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women’s Lives (1997), and Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse (1993) as well as numerous essays and book chapters.

Her research and teaching interests include feminist theory, sexuality studies, US-Mexican border studies, affect theory, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature. Her current research project, Radical Intimacies of a Forgotten Decade, considers the work of writers whose reportage and fiction of and about the 1930s challenges conventional understandings of time, labor, bio-regulation, eros, and love and have much to teach us about maintaining life in the 21st century.