Comparative American Studies
Department Chair:
Wendy Kozol, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-5290
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King 141
10 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Wendy Kozol

Wendy Kozol

Professor/Chair of Comparative American Studies (1992)
Affiliate of GSFS

Contact Information


Rice Hall 112
(440) 775-6679

Personal Office Hours:
or by appointment

Wendy Kozol

Wendy Kozol, Professor

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1980
  • Master of Arts, Univ California Los Angeles, 1986
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Minnesota Minneapolis, 1990

Wendy Kozol is a professor of Comparative American Studies. Her research and teaching interests include feminist theories and methodologies, visual culture studies, transnationalism and popular media, citizenship, militarization, and human rights activism. Courses she offers include "Visible Bodies and the Politics of Sexuality," and "Debating Citizenship" and “Expanding the Archive.”

Some of her recent publications include:

Just Advocacy: Women's Human Rights, Transnational Feminism and the Politics of Representation, edited with Wendy Hesford (Rutgers University Press, 2005).

Wendy Kozol and Rebecca DeCola (OC '04). "Remapping the Visual War on Terrorism: Citizenship and its Transnational Others." In Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror," eds. A. Martin and P. Petro, 179-205 (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

"Visual Witnessing and Women's Human Rights." Peace Review 20, 1 (January 2008): 67-75.

"Looking Elsewhere. " Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 11, 2 (August 2011).

“Battlefield Souvenirs and the Affective Politics of Recoil. Photography & Culture 5, 1 (March 2012).