Dr. Frederick S. Roden is Associate Professor of English. He earned his PhD from New York University and is author of Same-Sex Desire in Victorian Religious Culture and Recovering Jewishness: Modern Identities Reclaimed. He is editor of Palgrave Advances in Oscar Wilde Studies and Jewish/Christian/Queer: Crossroads and Identities. Roden is co-editor of Catholic Figures, Queer Narratives and an edition/translation of an 1896 sexological work, Marc-Andre Raffalovich’s Uranism and Unisexuality. He also wrote a commentary to the medieval theologian Julian of Norwich published in an edition of her work entitled Love’s Trinity.
Dr. Roden’s specializations include Victorian and medieval literature, gender studies and queer theory, and religious studies. He is the author of numerous book chapters, journal articles, and reviews in these fields, about which he lectures internationally. At UConn-Stamford he teaches for the Women’s/Genders/Sexualities Studies Program and also offers courses in Holocaust Literature. He has received the UConn AAUP award for Teaching Excellence, the CLAS Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities award, and the Stamford Campus Faculty Recognition award. Past president of the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association, his research in lesbian/gay studies has been recognized for distinction at UConn and elsewhere.