S. E. Frank

Frankie (Sarah E. Frank) is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Legal Studies.

Head ShotFrankie has been honored as a Comm-B Writing Intensive Teaching Fellow, University Housing Honored Instructor and received the Early Excellence Teaching Award (2018) for teaching assistants across UW Madison. Frankie has been a two-time Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) Teaching & Learning Fellow, and serves as the AKD Graduate Council Representative and Social Media Developer for Sociological Inquiry

Certifications include: LGBTQIA Safe Spaces, Undocumented Student Safe Spaces, Alpha Kappa Delta Teaching & Learning, Midwest Sociological Society Teaching & Learning, CRLA Tutoring.

Research interests include: gender, sexuality, law, menstruation, queer theory, relationships, intimacy, sex roles, bodies & embodiment, institutions and regulation, intersectionality, qualitative methods.

Memberships include: American Sociological Association, National Women’s Studies Association, Sociologists for Women in Society, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society, Society for Menstrual Cycle Research 

Publications & Writing:

  • Articles
    • Intersex & Intimacy.
    • Navigating Binary Society: a Visual Narrative of Trans and Genderqueer Menstruation (forthcoming 2020 in handbook)
    • Queering Menstruation (forthcoming 2020)
      • Alpha Kappa Delta Graduate Student Paper Award Winner, First Place (American Sociological Association)
      • 3-Minute Thesis, Midwest Sociological Society 2019, First Place 
  • Book & Film Reviews
    • Carla Pfeffer’s Queering Families (Sociological Inquiry) 2019
    • Moira Carmody’s Sex, Ethics & Young People (Teaching Sociology) — forthcoming 2019-2020
    • Three Identical Strangers, Film (Teaching Sociology) — forthcoming 2019-2020
  • Public Sociology & Service

For more information, email: sfrank9@wisc.edu or click below:



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