Caren Kaplan, UC Davis

Caren Kaplan is a professor of American studies at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on transnational feminism and turning the critical lens of cultural studies upon topics such as travel, visual culture, militarization and the construction of consumer subjects.

Kaplan is an affiliated faculty in Cultural Studies and Science & Technology Studies. She is also affiliated with the Humanities Innovation Lab, the Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures and the IFHA research cluster on gamification.

In 2006-2007, she won the prestigious Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. Kaplan was the founder of the designated dmphasis on women, gender and sexuality at UC Berkeley when she was a professor there, and heavily influenced a new generation of scholars including such figures as Jasbir Puar.

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