Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies

Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from Berkeley, and her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, racialization processes, state immigration controls, and citizenship. She served as the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at UA from 2007-2011. She has been an invited speaker at universities including Harvard, Oxford, the Open University, the University of Amsterdam, and the National University of Singapore. 

Luibhéid is the author of Pregnant on Arrival: Making the ‘Illegal’ Immigrant (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border (University of Minnesota Press, 2002). She is the editor of Lives that Resist Telling: Migrant and Refugee Lesbians (Routledge 2021) and “Queer Migrations” (a special issue of GLQ, 2008). Luibhéid co-edited Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of ‘Illegalization,’ Detention, and Deportation (University of Illinois Press, 2020); A Global History of Sexuality (Wiley Blackwell, 2014); and Queer Migrations: Sexuality, Citizenship, and Border Crossings (University of Minnesota Press, 2005). She has held fellowships at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of Bristol. Her book Abolitionist Intimacies: Queer and Trans Migrants Against the Deportation State will be published by Duke University Press in 2025.