Faculty Directory

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Affiliations Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2363
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-1925
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, Office #334
  • Office Hours Spring 2014: Wednesdays 3:30-5pm
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Courses Taught 80B. Sexuality and Globalization; 115. Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas; 120. Transnational Feminisms; 124. Technology and Latinidad; 194F. Chicana/Latina Cultural Production; 211. Sexuality, Race, and Migration in the Americas

Research Interests

Transnational feminism, migration, Latin American/Latino studies, Chicana/o studies, technology and the body, sexuality

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. American Studies (Minor in Advanced Feminist Studies), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Selected Publications

  • Books

    Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas, New York University Press, January, 2013.

  • Select Articles
  • “Spirit-Matters: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Cosmic Becoming Across Human/Nonhuman Borderlands.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 43 (4), May 2018.    https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/696630

  • “BioRobotics: Surveillance and the Automation of Biological Life,” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 4 (1), 2018.https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/article/view/29635/pdf

  • “Transnationalism: Gender and Queer approaches,” Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender Studies, 2015.

  • "Flexible Technologies of Subjectivity and Mobility across the Americas," Special Issue of the American Quarterly Journal: Rewiring the 'Nation': The Place of Technology in American Studies, Fall 2006.

  • “Cyber-brides and Global Imaginaries: Mexican Women’s turn from the National to the Foreign,” in eds. Denise A. Segura and Patricia Zavella, Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: A Reader.  Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.

  • "Planet-Love.com: Cyberbrides in the Americas and the Transnational Routes of U.S. Masculinity," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Winter 2006 (vol. 30, no.2).

  • “Cyberbrides and Global Imaginaries: Mexican Women’s Turn from the National to the Foreign,” In Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Sciences 7, no. 1 (Feb 2004): 33-48.