LeeRay M. Costa, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Anthropology & Women's Studies


Topical Areas of Interest:
gender and sexuality, feminist theory, women's activism, social movements, NGOS (non-governmental organizations), critical development theory, globalization, identity, cultural politics, ethnographic methods and writing, narrative theory, food.

Geographical Areas of Interest:
Thailand, Southeast Asia, the Pacific.

Introduction to Women's Studies  

Survey of Feminist Thought  

Introduction to Anthropology  

Anthropology of Gender & Sexuality  

Life Histories/Self Narratives
visit our Spring 2002 course website    
Spring 2004 course website  
Spring 2006 course website  
Fall 2007 course website  

Women and Social Movements across the Globe

    Seminar in Women's Studies   

Development, Globalization and NGOS  

Eating Identities: Food, Diversity and US Culture(s



New Book with Haworth Press:

Male Bodies, Women's Souls:
Personal Narratives
of Thailand's
Transgendered Youth

co-authored with Andrew Matzner


 Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

NGO Work & Publications

 Send e-mail

  Women's Studies   

Minor in Anthropology


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Last updated
December 4, 2007.

Image of chili peppers copyright: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, U of Hawai'i, Manoa.