Sherry Zane

Associate Professor in Residence, Interim Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Sherry Zane is an Associate Professor in Residence and the Interim Director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UConn’s Storrs campus.  She teaches intersectional courses that focus on how gender, race, sex, and sexuality are woven into systems of difference and stratification that shape our past and present. She is also working on a feminist pedagogical project to make classroom experiences more inclusive.

Sherry’s main research interests include the history of gender, race, sexuality, and U.S. national security.  She recently published an article in the New England Quarterly, “’I did it for the Uplift of Humanity and the Navy’:  Same-Sex Acts and the Origins of the National Security State, 1919-1921” (June 2018). Sherry is currently working on a book project for SUNY press titled, Surveilling Sex: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Section A Crusades, and the Emergence of a National Security State, 1919-1923.  

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