Cynthia Burack

Cynthia  Burack

Cynthia Burack

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


274 University Hall
230 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

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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:

Faculty Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page

Mershon Project

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Human Rights in U.S. Policy and Practice (2019-20)