Jennifer Tyburczy

Feminist Studies


Jennifer Tyburczy is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on the display of visual, popular, and material culture in museums and the global flow of sexual objects across mapped and symbolic borders, particularly throughout North America, Latin America, and Western Europe. Her first book, Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display, can be found at In addition to her work as a teacher and a writer, Tyburczy is also a performance artist and a curator. She has performed in Austin, Chicago, Houston, Mexico City, and Tijuana and while working as the Director of Programming at the Leather Archives and Museum in Chicago she curated several exhibitions that explored the intersection of race, transgender identity, disability, and sexuality. Tyburczy is currently collaborating with artists, academics, and activists in Mexico City and Tijuana on museum exhibitions, performance events, and binational intellectual projects. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Women’s Studies and QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking and as co-chair for the Queer Caucus for Art of the College Art Association.