Logan O'Laughlin

Pre-Doctoral Instructor
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PDL B111
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Ph.D., Feminist Studies, University of Washington, 2018
MA, Feminist Studies, University of Washington, 2015
BA, Sociology and French & Francophone Studies, Vassar College, 2011

Logan O’Laughlin's doctoral research analyzes public anxieties about environmental toxins' effects on sex and sexual development in North America. Through critical analysis of contemporary toxic spills causing phenomena such as intersex frogs and fish or infertility of pelicans, Logan examines how agricultural and industrial toxins are powerful precisely through how they use the human/nonhuman divide. Logan addresses three spills where toxin-exposed animals are used to shore up racialized human norms about "good" white, hetero-reproductive American families.