Dr. Chloe Diamond-Lenow

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Professional title

Assistant Professor


Dr. Chloe Diamond-Lenow specializes in LGBTQ studies, queer theory, feminist theory, transnational sexuality studies, critical popular culture studies and animal studies.  She has a PhD in Feminist Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and received her MSc in Gender Studies from The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Her book manuscript, “Boundary Affects: Race, Sex and Species in US Militarism,” traces the un/making of the boundaries between humans and animals in war. Her project brings animal studies together with feminist, queer and critical race theory to consider the biopolitics and zoopolitics of U.S. militarism.  Her work has been published in Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies

Diamond-Lenow has received multiple awards for her research and teaching, including the UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s 2015-2016 Outstanding LBTQ Graduate Student Mentor and 2012-2013 Lavendar Graduate Student awards, the 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Associate Award from UCSB and the 2016-2017 Charlotte Stough Memorial Prize for Best Writing in Feminist Studies from the Feminist Studies Department at UCSB. 

Areas of Focus

  • Feminist Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Human-Animal Relationships
  • Affect