Faculty

Elizabeth Marchant


Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Comparative Literature


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Email    marchant@gender.ucla.edu
Office  2222 Rolfe Hall
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Elizabeth Marchant is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Comparative Literature. She also serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee of the interdisciplinary program in Latin American Studies.  She earned her doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese from NYU, master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford, and her bachelor’s degree from Smith College.  Professor Marchant is the author of Critical Acts: Latin American Women and Cultural Criticism (University Press of Florida, 1999).  She recently co-edited Comparative Perspectives on the Black Atlantic, a special issue of Comparative Literature Studies.  In 2005, she was a recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award.  She has also taught at UCSB, Brandeis University, NYU, and Stanford.  At UCLA, she has served as the Chair and Graduate Vice-Chair of the Women’s Studies Department, Director of the Brazil Travel Study Program, and Chair of the Latin American Studies Program on Brazil.  Professor Marchant currently is completing a book entitled, Brazil and the Black Atlantic: Cultural Inclusion and Citizenship, which examines contemporary Afro-Brazilian expressive culture as a means to re-conceptualize the notion of the "Black Atlantic." 

Selected Publications

Critical Acts: Latin American Women and Cultural Criticism.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1999.

Comparative Perspectives on the Black Atlantic.  Special issue of Comparative Literature Studies49.2 (2012).  Co-edited with Jossianna Arroyo.

"João Guimarães Rosa, Antônio Callado, Clarice Lispector, and the Brazilian Difference.”  A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sara Castro-Klarén.  Blackwell Publishing, 2008.  495-508.
  
"Feminist Insurrections: from Queiroz and Castellanos to Morejón, Poniatowska, Valenzuela, and Eltit," co-author with Adriana Bergero.  A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture. Ed. Sara Castro-Klarén.  Blackwell Publishing, 2008.  509-530.
  
"National Space as Minor Space: Afro-Brazilian Culture and the Pelourinho."  Minor Transnationalisms.  Eds. Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shi.  Duke University Press, 2005.  301-315.

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2017 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Gender Studies

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2016 Fall Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2016 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Introduction to Gender Studies

Power

Bodies

2016 Spring Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

2016 Winter Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

2015 Fall Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

2015 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Introduction to Gender Studies

Knowledge

Bodies

2015 Spring Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

2014 Fall Quarter

Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

2014 Summer Session

Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

Introduction to Gender Studies

Power

Knowledge

Women and Film

2014 Winter Quarter

Gender, Race, and Class in Latin American Literature and Film, 1850 to 1950

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2013 Fall Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2012 Fall Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2012 Winter Quarter

Bodies

Gender, Race, and Class in Latin American Literature and Film, 1850 to 1950

2011 Fall Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

Current Research in Women's Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Women's Studies

Current Research in Women's Studies

2011 Winter Quarter

Gender, Human Trafficking, and Social Justice

Special Topics in Women's Studies

Current Research in Women's Studies

2010 Fall Quarter

Current Research in Women's Studies

2010 Spring Quarter

Ethical Consumerism in U.S.: Critical Perspectives on Shopping Our Way to Better World

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2009 Fall Quarter

Current Research in Women's Studies

2008 Fall Quarter

Current Research in Women's Studies

Doctoral Roundtable

2008 Winter Quarter

Afro-Hispanic Literature and Popular Cultures

Special Topics in Women's Studies

2007 Fall Quarter

Current Research in Women's Studies

Doctoral Roundtable

2007 Spring Quarter

Feminist Pedagogy

2006 Fall Quarter

Current Research in Women's Studies

Doctoral Roundtable

2006 Spring Quarter

Feminist Pedagogy

2006 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Women's Studies

Previous Courses by Course

LBR&WS M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2017 Summer Session

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

COMM ST M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2017 Summer Session

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

GENDER 185
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

GENDER 104
Bodies

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

GENDER 102
Power

2016 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

GENDER 10
Introduction to Gender Studies

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

GENDER M149
Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

2016 Summer Session

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

GENDER M195CE
Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

GENDER 201
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

GENDER 103
Knowledge

2015 Summer Session

2014 Summer Session

GENDER M111
Women and Film

2014 Summer Session

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

GENDER 123
Gender, Race, and Class in Latin American Literature and Film, 1850 to 1950

2014 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 123
Gender, Race, and Class in Latin American Literature and Film, 1850 to 1950

2012 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 104
Bodies

2012 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 204
Current Research in Women's Studies

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2011 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 98T
Gender, Human Trafficking, and Social Justice

2011 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 98T
Ethical Consumerism in U.S.: Critical Perspectives on Shopping Our Way to Better World

2010 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 296
Doctoral Roundtable

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

AFRO-AM M98T
Afro-Hispanic Literature and Popular Cultures

2008 Winter Quarter

WOM STD 495
Feminist Pedagogy

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter