Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

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.”

Jennifer Croissant

About Jennifer Croissant

Jen Croissant (PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Science & Technology Studies, 1994) is interested  in the sociology of science and technology, particularly feminist science studies.  Graduate Teaching includes ‘Science & Social Theory,’ ‘Technology & Social Theory,’ and the core GWS Seminar ‘Feminist Knowledge Production,’ while undergraduate teaching includes GWS160C (TRAD 103): Technology & Society, and GWS 317: Science Fiction Studies.  Recent works include studies of agnotology, including a general model of ignorance and absence, and forthcoming work on levels of non-knowledge and non-disclosure in American Football.  Please see the Academia and learn more at ResearchGate for access to articles and information.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, PhD. Science and Technology Studies, 1994.

Dissertation: "Bodies, Movements, Representations: Elements Toward a Feminist Theory of Knowledge."  Advisor: Professor Sal Restivo.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M. Technology and Policy, 1989. 

Thesis:  "The Process of Development: The Study of Geographic Information Systems."  Advisor: Professor Richard de Neufville.


Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Engineering Science, with Honors, Physics Minor, 1987. 

Thesis:  "Development of a Programmable Liquid Crystal Television Spatial Light Modulator as Applied to Real Time Optical Signal Processing."  Advisor: Professor F. T. S. Yu.

Research Interests

Sociology of Knowledge, Science, and Technology; Feminist Theory and Gender and Sexuality Studies; Methods in Science Studies; General Sociological Theory; Social/Cultural Studies of Robotics, Cybernetics; Rehabilitation and Biomechanics Engineering, Prosthetics Design and Policy; Engineering and Science Education; Pain Measurement; (Vanilla and) Cultural Constructions of the Real; Sociology of/History of Archaeological Theory and Method; Scientific Instrumentation; IT/Computers and Organizational Change; Agnotology. 

Courses Taught

....and interested in independent studies in agnotology, disability studies, science fiction studies at undergraduate and graduate levels.  

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Contact Information

Jennifer Croissant
Associate Professor
Telephone: 520-626-0079
Fax: 520-621-1533
Office: 206 GWS, 925 N. Tyndall
Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-11am