Siobhan Somerville

Siobhan Somerville is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Somerville’s expertise includes feminist theory, queer studies, and American literature. She has written extensively on the intersection of race and sexuality in U.S. literature and history, and is currently studying immigration law and U.S. citizenship.  Her publications include Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture (Duke University Press, 2000) and “Notes Toward a Queer History of Naturalization.”  American Quarterly 57.3 (2005):  659-675.