Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
274 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Burack works in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights, feminist political theory, political psychology, religion and politics, and sexuality studies. Her research focuses on identity groups and their ideologies and cultures. With Jyl J. Josephson, she edits a book series in Queer Politics and Cultures at State University of New York Press.
Burack's current research focuses on U.S. government advocacy for SOGI human rights and the Christian conservative movement's opposition to SOGI human rights.
Her books include:
- The Problem of the Passions: Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Social Theory (New York University Press, 1994)
- Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives, edited with Jyl J. Josephson (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)
- Healing Identities: Black Feminist Thought and the Politics of Groups (Cornell University Press, 2004)
- Sin, Sex, and Democracy: Antigay Politics and the Christian Right (SUNY Press, 2008)
- Tough Love: Sexuality, Compassion, and the Christian Right (SUNY Press, 2014)
- Right-Wing Populism and the Media (Routledge Press, 2014)
- Because We Are Human: Contesting US Support for Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad (SUNY Press, 2018)
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Human Rights in U.S. Policy and Practice (2019-20)