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.”

Eva Hayward, Ph.D.

About Eva Hayward, Ph.D.

Eva Hayward is an assistant professor in Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Receiving her Ph.D. in History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz (2008), she is trained in the history of science and technology, art history and aesthetics, and psychoanalytic semiotics. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Cincinnati. She held postdoctoral fellowships at Uppsala University (Sweden) and Duke University. Her research focuses on aesthetics, environmental and science studies, and sexuality studies. At the University of Arizona, she has taught course on Feminist Animal Studies, Environmental Studies, Transgender Studies, Queer Cinema, and Sexuality & Aesthetics. Her recently published articles: Transgender Studies Quarterly (she co-edited a special issue on the intersection of transgender and animal studies); “FingeryEyes: Impressions of Cup Corals” appeared in Cultural Anthropology; “Carnal Light” appeared in Parallax; “Sensational Jellyfish” appeared in differences; “More Lessons From a Starfish” appeared in Women’s Studies Quarterly; and “Spider City Sex” appeared in Women and Performance. Hayward’s forthcoming book “SymbioSeas” looks at underwater representations of marine organisms to think about the interplay of sexuality and captivity in animal sciences, specifically how the unknowability of "the Animal" is sexually oriented in laboratory research and display technology.


Ph.D., History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz. 2008.

B.A., American Studies (summa cum laude), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. 2001.


Research Interests

Aesthetics, Art, & Visual Studies

Environmental, Animal, & Science Studies

Phenomenology & Psychoanalysis

Trans & Sexuality Studies



Courses Taught

Queer Cinema (GWS 430)

Sex Gender Technology (GWS 260)

Sexuality & Aesthetics (GWS 696)

Trans Studies (GWS 300)

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Eva Hayward, Ph.D.
Associate Professor