Area of Study
Email Address
Couper Hall 201

Stina Soderling’s main area of research is rural queer studies, with a focus on contemporary and historical intentional communities. Most of her research has been in the U.S. South; during her time at Hamilton she is looking forward to learning more about the rich history of intentional communities in Central New York.

Stina also has written about, and collaborated on, feminist pedagogy projects and is especially interested in horizontal and participatory methods for learning and teaching.

Stina finds that her best thinking happens while biking, and her best nonthinking while singing. She holds a doctorate in women’s and gender studies from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from Smith College.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies


  • Five College Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 2014-15
  • Linda Rothman Award for Graduate Teaching Excellence, Rutgers University, 2013
  • Schlesinger Library Oral History Grant, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, 2012-13

Select Publications

  • “Critical Mass, Precarious Value? Reflections on the Gender, Women’s and Feminist Studies PhD in Austere Times,” coauthored with Carly Thomsen and Melissa White, Feminist Studies, 44(2), 2018

  • “Anarchist Pedagogy in the Women's Studies Classroom,” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, 2016

  • “Queer Rurality and the Materiality of Time,” in Queering the Countryside, eds. Mary Gray, Brian Gilley, and Colin Johnson, NYU Press, 2016

Professional Affiliations

National Women’s Studies Association

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Rutgers University
A.B., Smith College

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