National Women's Studies Association awards the Alison Piepmeier Book Prize to WGSS faculty member, Cynthia Barounis

NWSA 2020 Early Career Scholar Winner Cynthia Barounis

Cynthia Barounis is a lecturer in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches courses in feminist and queer disability studies, queer theory, and masculinities. Her book, Vulnerable Constitutions: Queerness, Disability, and the Remaking of American Manhood, was published by Temple University Press in 2019. Her work has appeared in GLQ, Women's Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Visual Culture, the Journal of Modern Literature, and others. She is currently at work on a new book project that uses crip theory and biopolitics to revisit the camp aesthetic. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.