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Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies Faculty & Staff

Rebecca Fowler

Rebecca Fowler

Ph.D., Washington State University

When she’s not anchored at WSU, Rebecca returns to Tucson, Arizona, every summer and Christmas vacation to reclaim and reunite with her desert soul, and to hike migrant trails with the Tucson Samaritans. Her research interests include compassionate immigration, biopolitics and [de]humanization, humanitarian aid groups and their impact on public policy, consciousness and ethics of care theories, and globalization and empire.


Journal Articles
  • Fowler, Rebecca, “Competing Discourses of Power: Ethnic Studies, HB 2281, and the Fight for the Freedom to Name.” Racial and Ethnic Studies. (Under review).
  • Fowler, Rebecca, “U.S. Biopolitical Geographies of Migrant Containment.” borderlands e-journal (Forthcoming).
Book Chapters
  • Fowler, Rebecca, “The Role of Arizona Desert Humanitarians in Compassionate Migration.” In Compassionate Migration: A Regional Policy Vision for the Americas edited by William F. Arrocha, Steven W. Bender, and John Shuford. In Press. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Encyclopedia Entries
  • Fowler, Rebecca. “Immigration,” encyclopedia entry in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, edited by Brian S. Turner (In Press. Wiley-Blackwell 2016).
Book Reviews
  • Fowler, Rebecca, “The Making of Chicana/o Studies: In the Trenches of Academe by Rodolfo F. Acuña” in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring 2014.
  • Fowler, Rebecca, “Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own by AnaLouise Keating and Gloria Gonzalez-López” in 1969: An Ethnic Studies Journal Vol. 2, No.1. Available online at

Contact Dr. Fowler
Wilson-Short 107A

Course Materials

Summer 2017
  • W St 101 (online course)
Past Courses