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I teach in Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, and Media Studies. Many of my courses bridge these fields. My past courses include:

  • Gender Studies

    • Intro to Gender Studies

    • Masculinity, Race & Nation

    • Race, Gender & Sexuality in Popular Media

    • "Passing" Onscreen

    • TV's New Jews: Race, Gender & Sexuality

  • Jewish Studies​

    • Brazil to Brooklyn: Jewish Cultures of the Americas

    • TV's New Jews: Race, Gender & Sexuality​

    • "Passing" Onscreen

  • Film & Media Studies

    • Intro to Film & Media Studies​

    • TV News Satire

    • TV's New Jews: Race, Gender & Sexuality​

    • "Passing" Onscreen

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You Be You! The Kid's Guide to Gender, Sexuality & Family

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School Library Journal: "This inclusive and respectful guide should be part of all curricula about family, gender and sexuality."

Publisher's weekly: "Writing in warm, assuring prose...Branfman urges readers to think about identity as ever-evolving."

25 translated editions include Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

I wrote "You Be You!" to make feminist education more accessible beyond the classroom.  This illustrated children's book makes gender identity, sexual orientation and family diversity easy to explain for ages 7 and up. It also covers privilege, discrimination, intersectionality, and allyship.

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