Kristina Gupta


Dr. Kristina Gupta

WGS Assistant Professor

Contact Information:
Office: Tribble A115
Phone: 336-758-5621
Personal Website



Ph.D., Emory University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, August 2013

M.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Women’s and Gender Studies, January 2007

B.A., Georgetown University, History and Women’s Studies, May 2005

WGS Courses:

WGS 321F: Gender, Sickness, and Health (Fall 2014)

WGS 377B: Masculinity, Power, and Sexuality (Fall 2014)

Professional/Research Focus:

Asexual Identities, Feminist Studies of Science and Medicine

Selected Publications:

– 2014. Asexuality and Disability: Mutual Negation in Adams v. Rice and New Directions for Coalition Building. Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. Karli June Cerankowski and Megan Milks (editors). Routledge.
– Gupta, Kristina and Thea Cacchioni. 2013. Sexual Improvement as if Your Health Depends on It: An Analysis of Contemporary Sex Manuals. Feminism & Psychology. 23(4): 442-458.
– 2013. Happy Asexual Meets DSM. Social Text Online (October 24), Accessed 10/27/2013.
– 2013. Picturing Space for Lesbian Nonsexualities: Rethinking Sex-Normative Commitments through The Kids Are All Right (2010). The Journal of Lesbian Studies. 17(1): 103-118.
– 2012. Protecting Sexual Diversity: Rethinking the Use of Neurotechnological Interventions to Alter Sexuality. The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) Neuroscience. 3(3): 24-28.
– 2011. “Screw Health”: Representations of Sex as a Health-Promoting Activity in Medical and Popular Literature. Journal of Medical Humanities. 32(2): 127-140.