Faculty

Michelle Erai


Assistant Professor, Gender Studies


Contact Information

Email    merai@gender.ucla.edu
Office  2220 Rolfe Hall
Phone  

Awards

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship, UC Riverside, Department of Women's Studies.  Mentor: Piya Chatterjee, 2008-2010

Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Auckland University, New Zealand, 2006

 

Selected Publications

"If I win I might tatoo my face." Mike Tyson as Maori Cultural Artifact?" Indigenous Cultures, edited by Guillermo Delgado.  Santa Cruz: University of California Santa Cruz Press (under review; accepted for publication).

"A Queer Caste: Mixing Race and Sexuality in Colonial New Zealand." Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions in Theory, Politics and Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley and Scott Lauria Morgensen.  Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2011.

"Exile: Maori and Lesbian." Queer in New Zealand, edited by Lynne Alice.  Palmerston North: Dunmore Press, 2004.

"Criminal Sittings: Rape in the Colony, New Zealand, 1862." Journal of Historical Sociology 24: 2 (2011): 186-208.

"Civilizing Images: Violence and The Visual Interpellation of Maori Women."  Amerasia Journal, Russell C. Leong, Arnold Pan, Mary Kao and David Yoo  (eds.) University of California, Los Angeles

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Spring Quarter

Playing God: American Transgender Healthcare Experiences from 1950 to Present

Bodies

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Gender Studies

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2016 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2016 Spring Quarter

Bodies

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2016 Winter Quarter

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

Key Theories and Concepts in Gender Studies

2015 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2015 Spring Quarter

Feminist Praxis: Community-Based Learning

Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2015 Winter Quarter

Bodies

Key Theories and Concepts in Gender Studies

2014 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2014 Spring Quarter

Feminist Praxis: Community-Based Learning

2014 Winter Quarter

Bodies

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2013 Spring Quarter

Internship in Gender Studies

Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2013 Winter Quarter

Bodies

2012 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Bodies

2012 Spring Quarter

Bodies

2011 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Bodies

Internship in Women's Studies

2011 Spring Quarter

Internship in Women's Studies

2011 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Women's Studies

Previous Courses by Course

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Gender Studies

2017 Spring Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

GENDER 88S
Playing God: American Transgender Healthcare Experiences from 1950 to Present

2017 Spring Quarter

GENDER 104
Bodies

2017 Spring Quarter

2016 Spring Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

GENDER 185
Special Topics in Gender Studies

2017 Winter Quarter

GENDER 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

GENDER 202
Key Theories and Concepts in Gender Studies

2016 Winter Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

GENDER 120SL
Feminist Praxis: Community-Based Learning

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

GENDER 187
Senior Research Seminar: Women's Studies

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

GENDER 120
Internship in Gender Studies

2013 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 104
Bodies

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 120
Internship in Women's Studies

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

WOM STD 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2011 Fall Quarter

WOM STD 185
Special Topics in Women's Studies

2011 Winter Quarter