Benjamin Kahan

Benjamin Kahan

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

223-D Allen Hall


Benjamin Kahan is an Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis, Emory University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Sydney, the National Humanities Center, and the Reed Foundation. He is the author of Celibacies: American Modernism and Sexual Life (Duke, 2013) and the editor of Heinrich Kaan’s “Psychopathia Sexualis” (1844): A Classic Text in the History of Sexuality (Cornell, 2016). His new monograph, The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality, will be published by University of Chicago Press in February 2019.

Area(s) of Interest

gender and sexuality studies, international modernism, poetry and poetics

Curriculum Vitae