Meet the Faculty

Lauran  Whitworth

Lauran Whitworth

Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Contact Information

Phone: 404.471.6549
Email: lwhitworth@agnesscott.edu
Office Location: Buttrick 105

Office Hours: Fall 2017
Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00 p.m.
and by appointment

Academic Degrees

B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., Emory University

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Whitworth is an interdisciplinary scholar who combines her training in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with her extensive background in Art History and Film/Media Studies. Professor Whitworth's research interests include feminist and queer theory, sexuality studies, film and visual culture, and political ecologies. Her current project, Environmental Eros: From Ecofeminism to Eco-Queer, uses archival print materials and experimental cinema to track the ways sexuality and environmental ethics inform one another in several contemporary back-to-land movements, including lesbian separatism, the Radical Faerie movement, and ecosexuality. This project not only makes a case for the inclusion of these lesser-known groups in histories of American environmentalism, it also rethinks how sexuality, subjectivity, and the natural world are interrelated, a philosophical intervention especially relevant in our current ecological moment.

At Agnes Scott, Professor Whitworth teaches core courses in Women's Studies (Introduction to Women's Studies, Introduction to Queer Studies, and Feminist Research Methods) and upper-level electives in Film (Queer Film Studies) and Environmental Studies (Global Environmental Challenges).

Fall 2016: Introduction to Women's Studies (WS 100) and Introduction to Queer Studies (WS 110)
Spring 2017: Introduction to Women's Studies (WS 100), Feminist Research Methods (WS 200), and Global Environmental Problems (ESS 395) 

Professional Activities

Professor Whitworth is a member of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) and the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS). Her article “Picturing 'Naked Life': Bodies at the Margins in the Photography of Parminder Sekhon” can be found in Intersections: Women's and Gender Studies in Review Across Disciplines (2011). Professor Whitworth recently co-curated The World Between Word and Image: Artists’ Books and Archives from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, and Nexus Press at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library. Professor Whitworth's review of the landmark exhibition Art AIDS America is forthcoming with caa.reviews.

Web Links

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)