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Ariane Cruz

Ariane Cruz

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

332 Willard Building
Office Phone: (814) 865-8495


Ariane Cruz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.  She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in African Diaspora Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  Her manuscript, The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography, is in published with New York University Press (2016).   


Research Interests:

African and African Diaspora Studies
Queer Theory/LGBTQ Studies