Sonja M. Thomas

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

Office: Miller Library 256 [ campus map ]
Box 8800

Phone: 207-859-4722
Fax: 207-859-4425
Mailing Address:
8800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8888
Thomas, Sonja M.

Areas of Expertise

  • South Asian Feminisms
  • Transnational Feminist Theory
  • Critical Race Feminisms
  • Human Rights
  • Syrian Christianity in South India
  • Tap Dance

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
WG201 AIntroduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WG223 ACritical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance
WG311 AFeminist Theories and Methodologies
WG341 AGender and Human Rights
WG398 AFeminism and Decoloniality

Other Courses Taught

CourseCourse Title
WG493Senior Seminar: Transnational Feminisms
WG298Gender and Politicized Religion


“Education as Empowerment? Gender and the Human Right to Education in Postcolonial India”
in Human Rights in Postcolonial India. V.G. Julie Rajan and Om Dwivedi, eds. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“The “New” South Asian Feminisms.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial
Studies. 2 no. 2. (Fall 2014): 74-83.

“Gender, Macroeconomic Policy, and the Human Rights Approach to Social Protection.” Co-
authored with Dr. Radhika Balakrishnan. New Frontiers in Feminist Political Economy. Shirin M. Rai and Georgina Waylen, eds. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Book (forthcoming): The Politics of Belonging: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in
Postcolonial India.

WGSS homepage

Critical Race Feminisms and Tap Dance video link

WGSS homepage


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