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

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)

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