Marla Brettschneider

Marla Brettschneider

Faculty Member
Faculty Member
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Phone: (603) 862-4676
Office: Political Science, Horton Social Science Center Rm 324, Durham, NH 03824

Dr. Marla Brettschneider, is Professor of political and feminist theory at the University of New Hampshire with a joint appointment in the departments of political science and women's and genders studies. Her work is mainly in the field of Jewish Diversity Politics and Political Theory, using the co-constituted critical tools of feminist, queer, anti-racist, class-based, de-colonial, and Jewish theory.

Courses Taught

  • POLT 401: Politics and Society
  • POLT 695: Independent Study
  • POLT 721/821: Feminist Political Theory
  • WS 401: Intro to Women's Studies
  • WS 405: Gender, Power and Privilege
  • WS 505: Survey/Feminism&Intersectional
  • WS 796: Advanced Topics


  • Ph.D., Political Science, New York University
  • M.A., Political Science, New York University
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

Research Interests

  • Diversity political theory including: feminist, queer, critical race, Jewish, class, de-colonial
  • Political theory

Selected Publications

  • Brettschneider, M. (2024). Jewcy Jewish Queer Lesbian Feminisms for the Twenty-First Century. Suny Press.

  • Brettschneider, M. (2023). Jewish Africans Describe Their Lives Evidence of an Unrecognized Indigenous People.

  • Brettschneider, M. (2022). The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia: The Beta Israel of Kechene and North Shewa.

  • Brettschneider, M. (2022). Jewish Lesbian Scholarship in a Time of Change. M. Brettschneider (Ed.), Routledge.

  • Brettschneider, M., Bruder, E., & Le Roux, M. (2019). Africana Jewish Journeys. M. Brettschneider, E. Bruder, & M. Le Roux (Eds.).

  • Brettschneider, M., Burgess, S., & Keating, C. (2017). LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader. NYU Press.

  • Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa (2016). .

  • Brettschneider, M. (2016). Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality. SUNY Press.

  • Brettschneider, M. (2015). The Jewish Phenomenon in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Politics of Conflicting Discourses.

  • Brettschneider, M. (2006). The Family Flamboyant: Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives.