Area of Study
Email Address
Root Hall 316

Man Kaplan comes to Hamilton from Rutgers University, where they received a Ph.D. in sociology with major support from the Department in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies. Their research and teaching interests include decolonial feminism, feminist epistemologies, and the geopolitics of knowledge. Man is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Discovering Failure, Failing Thoughtfully: The Wills and Costs of Academics," which explores community organizing on university campuses, academic norms, and alternative forms of knowledge production. They have also written on the relationship between visual culture and the coloniality of gender. Man holds a M.A. in humanities and social thought from NYU and a B.A. in sociology and mathematics from Vassar College.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies and Decolonial Feminisms 


Doctoral Student Academic Advancement Award, Rutgers University, 2021-22
Harry C. Bredemeier Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Rutgers University, 2020
The University and Its Public Worlds Seminar Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis, 2019-2020
PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership, 2019-20
Dissertation Development Award, Rutgers University, 2019; Gold Medal, Metropolitan New York Sectional, Mathematical Association of America, 2006

Professional Experience

National Women’s Studies Association; American Sociological Association; American Comparative Literature Association

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.A., Rutgers University
M.A., New York University
B.A., Vassar College

The $400 million campaign marked the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the College's history.

More About the Campaign's Success

Site Search