Janet Wirth-Cauchon

Associate Professor of Sociology
Office Location: 128 Howard Hall
515-271-4586
janet.wirth-cauchon@drake.edu

Janet Wirth-Cauchon received her B.A. in anthropology from Western Michigan University and her Ph.D. in sociology from Boston College. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of feminist theory, gender studies, science studies, psychiatry and mental health, and cultural studies of new technologies. She is the author of Women and Borderline Personality Disorder: Symptoms and Stories (Rutgers University Press, 2001), a study of the gendered history of the borderline diagnosis in psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

She is currently investigating the turn to matter, biology, and affect in feminist theory and recently completed a chapter for the volume Mattering: Feminism, Science and Materialism (forthcoming, NYU Press). Her research experience includes positions as Research Analyst at the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and Research Associate at the Five Colleges Women’s Studies Research Center in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

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April 27, 2017
When Drake senior Reed Fischer crossed the finish line at the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee on Thursday, he broke a school record that has stood since long before Drake’s famed Blue Oval was blue.
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