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Mairead Sullivan - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Mairead Sullivan

Associate Professor and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts





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Mairead Sullivan is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Loyola Marymount University. Professor Sullivan’s research and teaching interests include feminist and queer theory, feminist methodologies, critical health studies, and identity based health politics. Dr. Sullivan spent a number of years working in women’s and LGBT public health before pursuing doctoral work. Sullivan holds an M.S.W. in Research Social Work
(emphasis in public health) from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University. In addition to being widely published in the field of LGBT public health, Sullivan is the author most recently of “Kill Daddy: Reproduction, Futurity, and the Survival of the Radical Feminist” in Women’s Studies Quarterly and “A Crisis Emerges: Lesbian Breast Cancer in the Wake of HIV/AIDS” in The Journal of Lesbian Studies. Prof. Sullivan is the author of Lesbian Death: Desire and Danger Between Feminist and Queer (University of Minnesota Press, 2022). Professor Sullivan's next project is a cultural study of the herpes virus.

Education (3)

Emory University: Ph.D., Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Boston University: M.S.W. 2007

College of the Holy Cross: B.A. 2003

Accomplishments (2)

LMU Ascending Scholar Award 2020 (professional)


The award is presented based on the scholarship, creative activity, and/or extramural funding of the faculty member while on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University. Scholarly work completed when the nominee was not on the LMU faculty is not formallyconsidered. Theworkhascontributedtoorinfluencedthefaculty member’sfieldofwork. Theworkhasgarneredexternalrecognitionsuchas honors, awards, or funding.

Mellon/Institute for Citizens and Scholars Emerging Faculty Leaders Award 2020 (professional)



Courses (5)

WGST 1000: Introduction to Gender Studies

WGST 1000: Introduction to Gender Studies

FYS 1000: Sex, Science, and Society

FYS 1000: Sex, Science, and Society

WGST 2200: Women's Health, Bodies, and Sexualities

WGST 2200: Women's Health, Bodies, and Sexualities

WGST 3100: Feminist Research Methods

WGST 3100: Feminist Research Methods

WGST 4001: Queer Theory

WGST 4001: Queer Theory