Evelyn Blackwood

Evelyn Blackwood is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. She has written extensively in areas of women’s same-sex sexualities, female masculinity and transgender identities.  She co-edited two award-winning anthologies on women’s same-sex sexualities and female masculinities, Female Desires: Same-sex Relations and Transgender Practices across Cultures (1999) and Women’s Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia (2007). Her research on emerging sexual and gender identities in Indonesia resulted in the award-winning monograph entitled Falling into the Lesbi World: Desire and Difference in Indonesia (2010).  She is currently focusing her research on the 1970s generation of lesbians in the San Francisco/Bay Area and the tremendous changes they wrought.