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Ann Hibner Koblitz

koblitz@asu.edu

Professor
School of Social Transform
Faculty
Mail Code: 6403

Wilson Hall 312 (Map)
(480)965-8483

Bio

Professor, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Bio

Ann Hibner Koblitz, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, has taught at ASU since 1998. Her first book was the biography of a Russian woman mathematician, feminist and writer. Her second book examined the lives of the first group of Russian women to receive their doctorates in the sciences and medicine. Currently, she is working on a book titled SEX AND HERBS AND BIRTH CONTROL, about fertility control across cultures. She also directs a small non-profit foundation for women in science in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Research Interests and Selected Publications

Although Hibner Koblitz's research interests have changed considerably since she received her PhD in Russian Intellectual History from Boston University in 1983, they still generally revolve around the relationships of gender with science, technology (broadly defined) and medicine. Her first two books, A Convergence of Lives. Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary and Science, Women and Revolution in Russia examined the lives of 19th-century Russian women scientists and mathematicians and explored the significance of their stories for feminist gender and science theory. Koblitz has also written several dozen research articles on Russian women in science, gender and science theory, gender and archaeology, and comparative aspects of women/gender in science, technology and medicine (with special emphasis on the situations of women in Asia, Africa and Latin America). Her current book project, Sex and Herbs and Birth Control, is a cross-cultural examination of fertility control methods, meanings of pregnancy/abortion, demographers' narratives about reproduction, and degradation of contraceptive knowledge.

Teaching Interests and Courses

Hibner Koblitz's teaching interests include feminist theory, gender and science/technology/medicine, gender and development, and women's medicine. Her global feminist theory course explores the interactions/tensions of transnational feminist theory with postcolonial theory, critical race theory, etc. In her gender and development course Hibner Koblitz stresses agriculture, technology, indigenous knowledge, and economic issues. Her graduate course examines feminist epistemologies, ecofeminism, technologies of gender, and postcolonial critiques in the context of science and technology studies. She is also graduate faculty in History, and she is on the executive committee of the doctoral program in Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology.

Professional Service Activities

Hibner Koblitz is co-founder and director of the Kovalevskaia Fund for the encouragement of women in science, technology and medicine in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has consulted for UNIFEM, the Vietnam Women's Museum, and the Gender Research Institute of Essen University. She is an Arizona Humanities Council speaker, and has served on national committees of the History of Science Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, the American Mathematical Society, and other professional organizations.

Research Interests

women in science, technology and medicine; women in science and mathematics in the Third World; women's reproductive health; women in Russia/USSR; women in Arizona; gender and science

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 360 Women as Healers
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 340 Gender, Science & Technology
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 701 Resrch Design & Prop Dev
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 360 Women as Healers
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 791 Seminar
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 791 Seminar
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 691 Seminar
WST 792 Research
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
HPS 495 Undergraduate Research
WST 300 Women & Gender Contempry Soc
WST 360 Women as Healers
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HSD 790 Reading and Conference
WST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory
WST 394 Special Topics
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 590 Reading and Conference
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 692 Research
WST 780 Practicum
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 360 Women as Healers
WST 492 Honors Directed Study
WST 493 Honors Thesis
WST 499 Individualized Instruction
WST 590 Reading and Conference
WST 690 Reading and Conference
WST 691 Seminar
WST 780 Practicum
WST 790 Reading and Conference
WST 792 Research
WST 795 Continuing Registration
WST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 378 Global Feminist Theory
WST 394 Special Topics

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
WST 360 Women as Healers
WST 791 Seminar

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Ann Hibner Koblitz. Sex and Herbs and Birth Control: Women and Fertility Regulation Through the Ages. Kovalevskaia Fund (2014).

  2. Ann Hibner Koblitz. "It Walks in Beauty: The Science Fiction of Chandler Davis". The Mathematical Intelligencer (2013).

  3. Review of: Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World. Choice (2013).

  4. Review of: Theorizing Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Choice (2013).

  5. Review of: Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific. Choice (2013).

  6. Review of: Equality & Revolution: Women's Rights in the Russian Empire. American Historical Review (2012).

  7. Review of: Militarizing Men: Gender, Conscription, and War in Post-Soviet Russia. Choice (2012).

  8. Review of: Patient Citizens, Immigrant Mothers: Mexican Women, Public Prenatal Care, and the Birth-Weight Paradox. Choice (2012).

  9. Review of: The End of Children? Changing Trends in Childbearing and Children. Choice (2012).

  10. Review of: Women's Health and the World's Cities. Choice (2012).

  11. Ann Hibner Koblitz. Gender, Science, and Narrative Inversion. The Cascadia Subduction Zone (2011).

  12. Ann Hibner Koblitz, Neal Koblitz, Alfred Menezes. Elliptic Curve Cryptography: The Serpentine Course of a Paradigm Shift. Journal of Number Theory (2011).

  13. Review of: Birth Control on Main Street. Choice (2011).

  14. Review of: Is Breast Best? Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood. Choice (2011).

  15. Review of: Pushing for Midwives: Homebirth Mothers and the Reproductive Rights Movement. Choice (2011).

  16. Review of: Bolshevik Sexual Forensics. American Historical Review (2010).

  17. Review of: Social work and global health inequalities. Choice (2010).

  18. Review of: Consumption and Social Change in a Post-Soviet Middle Class. Choice (2009).

  19. Review of: Internet resources of the institute site. Choice (2009).

  20. Ann Hibner Koblitz. Warriors, Campfires, and a Big Stick: Modern Male Fantasies of Hohokam Militarism. Old Pueblo Archaeology (2008).

  21. Review of: Gendering Bodies. Choice (2008).

  22. Review of: Rape: Sex, Violence, History. Choice (2008).

  23. Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Some Surprising Cultural Influences on Women's Entry Into the Sciences. same as above (2007).

  24. Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Women's Participation in STEM: 21st-Century Trends. Proceedings: International Conference on Women's Impact on Science & Technology (Bangalore: TWASROCASA (2007).

  25. Ann Koblitz. Male Bonding around the Campfire: Constructing Myths of Hohokam Militarism. Men and Masculinities (2006).

  26. . Review of: Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation. Choice (2006).

  27. Review of: Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies: Infanticide in Canada. Choice (2006).

  28. Review of: Where Human Rights Begin. Choice (2006).

  29. Ann Koblitz. Gender and Science Where Science Is on the Margins. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2005).

  30. Review of: Choice & Coercion: Birth Control Sterilization and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare. Choice (2005).

  31. Review of: Feminism and Motherhood in Western Europe, 1890-1970. Choice (2005).

  32. Review of: Sexuality and Gender in Postcommunist Eastern Europe and Russia. Choice (2005).

  33. Book chapter: Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Loi de tua/Preface. Nhung Nha Khoa Hoc Nu Viet Nam Duoc Giai Thuong Kovalevskaia (Biographical Sketches of Vietnam Kovalevskaia Prize Winners). Nha Xuat Ban Phu Nu (Women Publishing House) (2005).

  34. Book chapter: Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Mathematics and Gender: Some Cross-Cultural Observations. Mathematics and the Historian's Craft: The Kenneth O. May Lectures. Springer Verlag (2005).

  35. Book chapter: Koblitz, Ann Hibner (Author) . Elizaveta Fedorovna Litvinova. Complexities: Women in Mathematics. Princeton University Press (2005).

  36. Ann Koblitz. Beyond the Limit: The Dream of Sofya Kovalevskaya. Notices of the American Mathematical Society (2004).

  37. Ann Koblitz. Sex and Herbs and Birth Control: The Complexities of Women's Access to Fertility Regulation. PHOEBE: Gender & Cultural Critiques (2004).

  38. Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Sof'ya Vasil'evna Kovalevskaia. Russian Literature in the Age of Realism (2003).

  39. Koblitz, Ann Hibner. Una mujer singular: Vida y obra matematica de Sofia Kovalevskaia. Ciencia y Matematica Contemporaneas. Anthropos (2001).

  40. Ann Koblitz, NEAL KOBLITZ. The Kovalevskaia Fund. The Mathematical Intelligencer (2000).

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Presentations

  1. Ann Hibner Koblitz Author Meets Critics session on Judy Wu's Radicals on the Road. National Women's Studies Association. (Nov 2013).
  2. Ann Hibner Koblitz Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Twenty-Five Years. History of Science Society. (Nov 2012).
  3. Ann Hibner Koblitz French and Francophone Women in Science. Women in French conference. (Feb 2012).
  4. Ann Hibner Koblitz Women in Mathematics: A Cultural Perspective. Math Forum for Teachers, Montego Bay Community College, Jamaica. (Mar 2011).
  5. Ann Hibner Koblitz Estudios de Genero. Women's Studies Colloquium, University of Havana. (Mar 2011).
  6. Ann Hibner Koblitz Mujeres en las Matematicas-- Perspectivas Interculturales. Mexican Math Society Annual Meeting. (Oct 2009).
  7. Ann Hibner Koblitz Praying to St. Bridget: The Degradation of Women's Knowledge of Fertility Regulation. Alternative Imaginations/CSPO seminar series. (Apr 2009).
  8. Koblitz, Ann Women in French Civilization & the Arts. (Apr 2006).
  9. Koblitz, Ann Sixtieth Birthday Celebration of Dr. Pilar Bayer/Twentieth Anniversary of her Number Theory Seminar. (Jan 2006).
  10. Koblitz, Ann Women's Participation in STEM: 21st-Century Trends. Third Word Organization for Women in Science Conference, Bangalore, India. (Nov 2005).
  11. Koblitz, Ann Third World Organization for Women in Science International Congress. (Nov 2005).
  12. Koblitz, Ann Some Surprising Cultural Influences on Women's Entry into the Sciences. Third World Organization for Women in Science, Bangalore, India. (Nov 2005).
  13. Koblitz, Ann Male Bonding Around the Campfire. Western History Association. (Oct 2005).
  14. Koblitz, Ann Southwestern Archaeologists and Constructions of Hohokam Militarism. Western Association of Women Historians Annual Meeting. (May 2005).
  15. Koblitz, Ann Sharlot Hall Museum. (May 2005).
  16. Koblitz, Ann Male Bonding Around the Campfire. Columbia History of Science Group (Northwest HS Society). (Mar 2004).
  17. Koblitz, Ann Science & Society Program. (Feb 2004).
  18. Koblitz, Ann Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender and Science. Harvey Mudd College Invited Lecture. (Feb 2004).
  19. Koblitz, Ann Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Research Seminar. (Dec 2003).
  20. Koblitz, Ann Susan Gotsch Symposium on Women and Work. (Oct 2003).
  21. Koblitz, Ann Gender Studies Program. (May 2003).
  22. Koblitz, Ann Women in French Civilization & the Arts. (Apr 2003).
  23. Koblitz, Ann Women's Studies Program Brown Bag Lecture. (Mar 2003).
  24. Koblitz, Ann Renmin University Institute for Population Research. (Dec 2002).
  25. Koblitz, Ann Gender and Development Seminar. (Dec 2002).
  26. Koblitz, Ann Mathematics/Women's Studies Distinguished Lecture. (Oct 2002).
  27. Koblitz, Ann Gender and Development Graduate Seminar. (May 2002).
  28. Koblitz, Ann Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Research Seminar. (Apr 2002).
  29. Sullivan, Linda, Koblitz, Ann Beyond the Classroom: The Role of Faculty in Engaging Students. American Association for Higher Education national meeting. (Jan 2002).
  30. Koblitz, Ann Gender and Mathematics. Essen Institute for Gender Research. (Nov 2001).
  31. Koblitz, Ann Mathematics Institute of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. (Jun 2001).
  32. Koblitz, Ann Russian & East European Studies Consortium Lecture. (Apr 2001).
  33. Koblitz, Ann Women in French Civilization & the Arts. (Apr 2001).
  34. Koblitz, Ann Women's History Month Lecture. (Mar 2001).
  35. Koblitz, Ann Mathematics Department Lecture. (Mar 2001).
  36. Koblitz, Ann Women in Mathematics Across Cultures: Questions, Observations and Conjectures. CHSG annual meeting. (Mar 2001).
  37. Koblitz, Ann (Jan 2001).
  38. Koblitz, Ann The Interplay of Gender, Class and Science in Less-Studied Parts of the World. Writing the Past, Claiming the Future: Women and Gender in Science, Medicine, and Technology. (Oct 2000).
  39. Koblitz, Ann History of Science Program Lecture. (Mar 2000).

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Service

  1. Indiana University Press, manuscript referee (2012 - present)
  2. Feminist Theory and Music Conference, chair/comment (2011 - present)
  3. Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association, chair and comment (2011 - present)
  4. Graduate Committee, member (2010 - present)
  5. Graduate Committee, member (2010 - present)
  6. Graduate Committee, member (2010 - present)
  7. Tenure Committee for Myla Vicenti-Carpio, member (2009 - present)
  8. Personnel Advisory Committee, Chair? (2008 - present)
  9. Personnel Advisory Committee, Chair (2008 - present)
  10. Personnel Advisory Committee, Chair (2008 - present)
  11. Promotion & Tenure Committee, member (2008 - present)
  12. Promotion & Tenure Committee, member (2008 - present)
  13. Promotion & Tenure Committee, Chair (2008 - present)
  14. Frontiers, manuscript reviewer (2008 - present)
  15. International Sociology, manuscript reviewer (2008 - present)
  16. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, member of executive board (2007 - present)
  17. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, member of executive board (2007 - present)
  18. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, member of executive board (2007 - present)
  19. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology Program, member of executive board (2007 - present)
  20. Institute for Issues in the History of Science, editorial board member (2006 - present)
  21. Personnel Advisory Committee, Chair (2005 - present)
  22. Promotion & Tenure Committee, Chair (2005 - present)
  23. Sharlot Hall Museum, Consultant/Speaker (2003 - present)
  24. Kovalevskaia Fund, Director (1985 - present)
  25. Kovalevskaia Fund, Director (1985 - present)
  26. Kovalevskaia Fund, Director (1985 - present)
  27. Kovalevskaia Fund, Director (1985 - present)
  28. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2008 - 2011)
  29. Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Advisor (2004 - 2010)
  30. WGS Search Committee, chair (2009 - 2010)
  31. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2008 - 2009)
  32. Institute for Humanities Research Sustainability Cluster, member (2007 - 2009)
  33. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2008)
  34. Seven-year review committee, member (2007 - 2008)
  35. Institute for Humanities Research, board member (2006 - 2008)
  36. Personnel Advisory Committee, Russian & East European Studies Center, Member (2005 - 2008)
  37. Center for Nanotechnology and Society Science Cafe, panel participant (2008)
  38. Russian & East European Studies Center Personnel Advisory Committee, Elected member (2005 - 2007)
  39. Arizona Humanities Council, Speaker (2005 - 2007)
  40. CLAS Science & Society Curriculum Requirements Implementation Committee, (2005 - 2006)

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