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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

Summer 2014

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

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

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