Frank G. Karioris

  • Visiting Lecturer

Frank G. Karioris is Visiting Lecturer of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. They received their PhD in Comparative Gender Studies with a Specialization in Sociology & Social Anthropology from Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary. Prior to joining the GSWS Team at the University of Pittsburgh, he worked as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. At AUCA, he created the first academic program in Gender Studies in Central Asia and was the Director of the Center for Critical Gender Studies. He is a broadly trained sociologist, whose research and teaching interests include: Higher Education, Theories of Sociality/Sexuality, Critical Sociology, Critical Pedagogy, Bodies, and Critical Studies of Men & Masculinities. 

With Dr Andrea Cornwall and Dr Nancy Lindisfarne, they are the co-editor of the recent collection Masculinities Under Neoliberalism (Zed Books 2016). His work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Gender StudiesThe Journal of Men’s StudiesInstitute for Development Studies (IDS) Bulletin, and Culture Unbound. They are currently working on a co-authored monograph with Dr. Jonathan A. Allan titled The Full Package: Aesthetics, Masculinity, and the Market which is under contract with the University of Chicago Press. His sole authored monograph Educating for Marriage: The University’s Role in Sex and Sexuality on Campus will be published by Lexington Books in 2019. He is Editor - with Dr Jonathan A. Allan and Dr Chris Haywood - of the Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities, published by Berghahn Journals starting 2020.  

Pronouns: he/they/him/them

Recent Courses

GSWS 1190 Masculinities
GSWS 0100 Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Education & Training

  • PhD, Comparative Gender Studies Specialization in Sociology & Social Anthropology, Central European University
  • MA, Social Development, University of Sussex
  • BA, History, Education, and Social Studies, Marquette University