We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.

About Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.

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” (a special issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies, 2020) 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.

Luibhéid participates in a research collaboration, “Managing Citizenship, Security, and Rights,” organized by Dr. Anne Marie D’Aoust at the Université de Québec in Montreal, Canada. 

Dr. Luibhéid encourages students with interests in the following areas to consider applying to the GWS PhD program and to contact her with questions: critical immigration, citizenship, and border studies; queer and sexuality studies; surveillance studies; transnational feminisms; and critical ethnic studies.

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Eithne Luibheid Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone: 520-626-2746
Office: Tyndall 109