|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Affiliations||History of Consciousness Department, |
Feminist Studies Department,
|Web Site||Faculty Webpage|
|Office||Rachel Carson College, Sociology, Room 206|
|Office Hours||Spring Qtr: Wednesdays 2-5pm, by appointment|
|Campus Mail Stop||Rachel Carson College Faculty Services|
|1156 High Street|
Santa Cruz, CA
Political emotion and affect, social movements and contentious politics, classical and contemporary social theory, sexualities, lesbian/gay/queer studies, feminist and queer theory
Biography, Education and Training
2000 - Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago
1989 - M.A., Political Science, University of Chicago
1986 - B.A., in Government, Wesleyan University with High Honors
Deborah Gould is an associate professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz (and affiliated faculty in Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Politics). She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in Political Science in 2000 and was a post-doctoral Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago, 2000 – 2004. Her first book, Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS (University of Chicago Press, 2009) won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Political Sociology Section (2010), the Ruth Benedict Book Prize from the American Anthropological Association (2010), and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies (2010). She is currently working on a second book, also about political emotion, called Emotional Terrains of Activism: Appetites, Encounters, and the Not-Yet of Politics. She was involved in ACT UP/Chicago for many years, and later in Queer to the Left, and was a founding member of the research/art/activism collaborative group, Feel Tank Chicago, most famous for its International Parades of the Politically Depressed.
Honors, Awards and Grants
- 2013. Visiting Researcher, Center for the History of Emotions at the Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung (Max Planck Institute for Human Development).
- 2012. UCSC Academic Senate Committee on Teaching, Excellence in Teaching Award.
- 2010. Winner of the Ruth Benedict Book Prize, American Anthropological Association's Association for Queer Anthropology, for Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS
- 2010. Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Best Book Award, Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, for Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS.
- 2013-14. Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz, Research Cluster Award, Affect Working Group (Co-Principal Investigator), $4,938.
- 2012-13. University of California Humanities Research Institute Conference Award for "Occupation Affect: On Political Emotion" (Co-Principal Investigator), $7,000.
- 2012-13. Institute for Humanities Research, UC Santa Cruz, Research Cluster Award, Affect Working Group (Co-Principal Investigator), $5,000.
- 2009. Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP's Fight Against AIDS. University of Chicago Press.
Chapters in Books
- 2015. “When Your Data Make You Cry,” in Methods of Exploring Emotions. Routledge.
- 2012. “Education in the Streets: ACT UP, Emotion, and New Modes of Being,” in Sexualities in Education: A Reader. Peter Lang Publisher.
- 2012. “Political Despair,” in Politics and the Emotions: The Affective Turn in Contemporary Political Studies. Continuum.
- 2011. “Desiring Politics: Wanting More in the Age of Obama,” in Politics and Emotions: The Obama Phenomenon. VS Verlag.
- 2014. “Concluding Thoughts.” Contemporary European History (Special theme issue, “Emotions in Protest Movements in Europe since 1917”).
- 2013. “Occupy Time.” The Sociological Quarterly, Vol. 54, No. 2 (Spring).
- 2012. “ACT UP, Racism, and the Question of How To Use History.” Quarterly Journal of Speech.
Public Lecture or Forum Participation
- 2015. “Becoming Coalitional: Motion, Emotion, and the Political,” Keynote Address for “The Politics of Emotion” Symposium of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.
- 2013. “Becoming Coalitional: The Strange and Miraculous Alliance between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA,” Center for the History of Emotions, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin.
- 2013. “On Moving Politics: Emotion, ACT UP, and Beyond,” Reworking Affect: Queer-Feminist Engagements, ICI Kulturlabor Berlin (Institute for Cultural Inquiry).
- 2013. “On Moving Politics: Emotion, ACT UP, and Beyond,” Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon, Eugene.
- 2012. “Desiring Politics: Wanting More in the Age of Obama” Keynote Address for the 4th Midterm Conference of the European Sociological Association's Sociology of Emotions Research Network at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin.
Papers Presented at Professional Meetings
- 2015. “On Political Emotion,” Section on Sociology of Emotions, Chair’s Hour: Emotions Across the Discipline, presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.
- 2014. “Becoming Coalitional: The Strange and Miraculous Alliance between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA” presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA.
- 2012. “Working with Your Enemy: The Strange and Miraculous Coalition between Queer to the Left and the Jesus People, USA” presented at the Social Science History Association Annual Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
- 2012. "When Your Data Make You Cry: Emotions in Research" presented at the International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Courses TaughtSOCY 10 Issues/Problems in American Society
SOCY 105A Classical Sociological Theory
SOCY 157 Sexualities and Society
SOCY 164T Marx and Marxist Theory
SOCY 172 Sociology of Social Movements
SOCY 187 Feminist Theory
SOCY 201 Classical Social Theory
SOCY 202 Contemporary Social Theory
SOCY 290 Special Topics: Affect, Emotions, and the Social World