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Ramzi Fawaz

I study the relationship between popular culture and radical social movements.

Romnes Professor of English College of Letters and Science Home page


  • Exploring how political movements like civil rights, women's and gay liberation, and AIDS activism use art and popular culture to pursue their goals.
  • Study how marginalized groups use art, literature, and visual media to express their political investments and foment social change.
  • Study how LGBTQ culture is formed and sustained in art and popular culture.


  • Winner of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Best First Book Award.
  • Winner of the ASAP Book Prize for the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present.
  • Winner of the Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship 2019-2020.