Roderick Ferguson

Professor of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Roderick A. Ferguson is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and of American Studies at Yale University. As an interdisciplinary scholar, his work traverses such fi elds as American Studies, gender studies, queer studies, cultural studies, African American Studies, sociology, literature, and education. He is the author of One-Dimensional Queer, We Demand: The University and Student Protests; The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Diff erence; and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. He is the co-editor with Grace Hong of the anthology Strange Affi nities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization. He is also co-editor with Erica Edwards and Jeff rey Ogbar of Keywords for African American Studies. He is currently working on two monographs: The Arts of Black Studies and The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora. Professor Ferguson received his B.A. from Howard University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.