L. H. Favrot Professor of Humanities
Office: Herring Hall 331
Chair's Office: Herring Hall 226
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 Womenâ€™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.
Ph.D., Syracuse University
M.A., Temple University
B.A., University of Pennsylvania