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San Diego State University
Department of English and Comparative Literature

Yetta Howard, Ph.D.

Phone: (619) 594-1517
Office: AL-259

Yetta Howard (Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2010; M.A., Mills College, 2002; B.A., Boston University, 1998) specializes in gender and sexuality studies, queer studies, and feminist theories of race and ethnicity. Her research and teaching focuses on 20th- and 21st-century American literary, visual, and auditory studies with an investment in unpopular, experimental, and underground cultural production. She was a recipient of the Heller-Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies from CLAGS at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2011. Some of Howard’s work appears in Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist TheoryThe Journal of Popular Culture; the inaugural issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly; and she guest edited a special issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies on the theme “Under Pressure.” Dr. Howard is completing a book on the anti-aesthetics of sexuality, titled Ugly Differences, and is at work on a new project on sexual miscommunication, called Erratic Erotics. She is affiliated faculty with SDSU’s LGBT Studies Program, Women’s Studies Department, and M.A.L.A.S. Program.