Frayda Cohen: Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Frayda Cohen: Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor

Office: 402-C Cathedral of Learning
Telephone: 412-624-7232

PhD, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
BA, International Studies, New York Univeristy

Recent Courses:
GSWS 0500: Introduction to Feminist Theory
GSWS 1180: Gender and The Politics of Food
GSWS 1150: Global Feminisms
GSWS 1450: Gender and Sustainability
GSWS 0200: Sex, Race and Popular Culture
GSWS 1910: GSWS Capstone
GSWS 1900: GSWS internship

Frayda Cohen is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Adviser for the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, and Director of the Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies (PCAS). She is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include: children, gender, adoption, reproduction and population policy, transnationalism, and food studies. She has spent several years working in China and has been the Director for the summer 6-week study abroad program, Pitt in China. In summer 2017, she will be running a summer study abroad program in Italy on gender, sustainability, and food. She regularly teaches courses on gender and the politics of food, global feminisms, gendered bodies, and popular culture. She also teaches the senior capstone for GSWS majors. As both faculty and adviser for the GSWS undergraduate program she sees the important ways in which students build their analytical and writing skills around a study of gender and sexuality in ways that uniquely prepare them for a diverse and complicated world.


“Parenting Culture, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, and the Visibility of Transnational Adoption,” in Great Expectations: Intentions, reproductive technologies and contemporary parenting culture, eds. Charlotte Faircloth and Zeynep Gurtin,Berghahn Books Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, book series (Marcia Inhorn, ed). (Invited) Forthcoming. 

Tracing the Red Thread: Chinese-US Transnational Adoption and the Legacies of “Home” –Anthropologica: Journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society. Co-editor (Frayda Cohen, Amy Speier, & Susan Frohlick. 2015 May 57(1).




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