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Women’s and Gender Studies

Gordene MacKenzie

Associate Professor Emeritus

Women’s and Gender Studies

Prior to retiring in June 2016, Gordene MacKenzie was chair of Women’s and Gender Studies since 2001. She returned to New Mexico, where she continues her research, writing and activism. Her research interests include sex and gender studies; global feminist theory; transgender theory; civil and human-rights movements; media studies and popular culture; and Southwest studies. Her current projects include a book and documentary on rancher Evelyn Fite and ranching women and cowgirls in San Antonio, New Mexico.


Ph.D., American Studies, University of New Mexico



Transgender Nation: The Gender Movement in the USA, University of Wisconsin Press (formerly published with Bowling Green State University Popular Press), Bowling Green Ohio, 1994, reprinted 1995, 1996, and 1997.