The annual Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture (MJEL) honors the scholarly and institution-building work of Miranda Joseph, a former UA GWS Professor whose leadership efforts contributed to the creation of the LGBTQ+ Institute. Her vision to turn the University of Arizona into a hub of critical interdisciplinary scholarship in transnational gender and sexuality studies continues annually with the MJEL by inviting distinguished scholars in this field.
About Miranda Joseph:
During her tenure at the University of Arizona, Miranda Joseph served as the director for the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies for nearly a decade and served on the faculty executive committee once it became the Institute for LGBT Studies. Under her leadership, the Committee coordinated the Sex, Race, and Globalization (SRG) Project from 1999 to 2005 to explore “the imbrication of sexuality, gender, and race with economic, political, and information processes across local, regional, national, and transnational scales…[and] to describe and explain the links between exploitative economic practices and structures of sexual, gendered, and racial inequality.”
Miranda Joseph is currently Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism (2014), Against the Romance of Community (2002), and numerous articles and book chapters about the relationship between culture and capitalism.