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Anne Lacsamana

Anne Lacsamana
Anne Lacsamana

Chair, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies

on leave 2021-22
Couper Hall 204

Anne E. Lacsamana specializes in transnational feminist theory with particular attention to women’s labor and the political economy. Her current research focuses on immigrant women day laborers in the U.S. She is the co-editor of Women and Globalization. Lacsamana was awarded an American Association of University Women postdoctoral research fellowship to complete her manuscript Revolutionizing Feminism: The Philippine Women’s Movement in the Age of Terror, which was published in 2012. Lacsamana has also published articles and book reviews in journals such as Nature, Society and Thought, Socialist Review and elsewhere. She received her doctorate in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Women’s Studies
Introduction to Feminist Thought
Seminar on Global Feminisms

Research Interests

feminist theory, historical materialism, transnationalism
women's migration/immigration
Filipino feminisms/diaspora
war and militarization


Faculty Development Grant, Hamilton College, 2013
Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award, Hamilton College, 2011
American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-09

Selected Publications

  • Lacsamana, Anne E. Revolutionizing Feminism: The Philippine Women’s Movement in the Age of Terror. Paradigm Publishers, 2012.
  • Lacsamana, Anne E. and Delia D. Aguilar, eds. Women and Globalization. New York: Humanity Books, 2004.
  • “Empire on Trial: The Subic Rape Case and the Struggle for Philippine Women’s Liberation.” Works and Days (Special Issue: Invisible Battlegrounds: Feminist Resistance in the Global Age of War and Imperialism) 57/58 (Volume 29, Nos. 1 & 2) 2010.
  • “Identities, Nation, and Imperialism:  Confronting Empire in Filipina American Feminist Thought.” Globalization and Third World Women: Exploitation, Coping and Resistance. Eds. Ligaya McGovern and Isidor Walliman. UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.  65-80.
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  • “Sex Worker or Prostituted Woman?: An Examination of the Sex Worker Debates in Western Feminist Theory.” Women and Globalization. Eds. Anne E. Lacsamana and Delia D. Aguilar. New York: Humanity Books, 2004. 387-403.
  • “Colonizing the South: Postmodernism, Desire, and Agency.” Socialist Review 27:3&4 (1999): 95-106.
  • “‘Has Feminist Theory Lost the Forest for the Trees?’: A Critique of Postmodern/Postcolonial Feminism in the West. Nature, Society, and Thought 11:3 (1998): 347-356.

Professional Affiliations

American Studies Association
National Women’s Studies Association

Appointed to the Faculty: 2005

Educational Background

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
M.A., University of Alabama
B.A., Rollins College

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