Sarah Rainey-Smithback

Associate Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
School of Cultural and Critical Studies
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

231 Shatzel Hall
419-372-6949
sasarah@bgsu.edu

My work is interdisciplinary and traverses the fields of Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, and Sexuality Studies. 

Research/Teaching Interests:

Feminist and queer theory; gender/health/disability; qualitative methods; popular culture/film; sexual identity; pedagogy

Recent Publications:

Rainey, Sarah Smith.  "Love Before and After They Came Back."  Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.  Expected 8.1  (March 2014).

Rainey, Sarah Smith.  Love, Sex, and Disability: The Pleasures of Care. Boulder: Co, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2011.

Smith, Sarah.  "Review of Elegy for a Disease: A Personal and Cultural History of Polio by Anne Finger."  Disability Studies Quarterly, March 2007.

Smith, Sarah. “Unleashing Gender: Dependency, Subjectivity, and Recognition in Dominant/Submissive Relationships” Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review. 6.3 (November 2005): 177-188.

Craft, Shonda, Sarah Smith, Dianne Bautista, and Julianne Serovich. “Need Fulfillment in the Sexual Relationships of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men.” AIDS Education and Prevention. 17.3 (June 2005):217-226.

Recent Presentations:

"Service Learning and Collaboration with Units Beyond Women's Studies" 
National Women's Studies Association annual conference, Oakland, California (November 2012)

"Praxis Access: Including disability in the difficult dialogues of women's studies"
Roundtable, organizer and discussant
National Women's Studies Association annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011)

"Re-Deploying Gender Norms in Disabled/Nondisabled Relationships"
National Women's Studies Association annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011)

"Integration and Justice in They Came Back"
Society for Disability Studies, San Jose, CA (June 2011)

Recent Awards & Recognitions:

Outstanding Mentor Award, McNair Summer Research Institute, Bowling Green State University (2011)

The Ohio State University’s Nominee for the “Council of Graduate Schools/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award” in the Humanities and Fine Arts. (2009)

2nd Place Presentation: Humanities Division 22nd Annual Hayes Graduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. (2008)