Assistant Professor, WGSS

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 210

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Ph.D., 2012, Philosophy, DePaul University
M.A., 2005, Philosophy, DePaul University
B.A., 2003, La Salle University

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H. Rakes earned their PhD at DePaul University in Philosophy. Their research areas include queer theory, queer of color critique, disability studies, trans studies, and women of color feminisms—especially the convergences of these fields. Their most recent publication provides a reading of neocolonial neoliberal flexibility as a practice of white privilege and other forms of privilege by the character Piper Chapman in Orange is the New Black. The article is published in the collection Feminist Perspectives on Orange is the New Black: Thirteen Critical Essays, edited by April Kalogeropoulos Householder and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek.

Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

Queer Theory and Queer of Color Critiques; Disability Studies and Crip Theory; Women of Color Feminisms and Intersectionality Theory; Trans Studies

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