Anson Koch-Rein

Anson Koch-Rein joined the Divison of Liberal Arts faculty after three years teaching in the Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies Department at Grinnell College. He is an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar interested in questions of identity, embodiment and knowledge production. His teaching focuses on helping students acquire critical and rhetorical skills for a world of life-long, self-directed learning. His pedagogy is based in a liberal arts tradition in which students engage ideas and practice interpreting both texts and power relations.


  • Former Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies, 2016-19
  • Former Visiting Assistant of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, 2014-16

Career Highlights

  • Earned a George W. Woodruff Fellowship from Emory University 
  • Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, the Trans*Studies Conference at Arizona State University, the Society for Disability Studies and the Modern Language Association 
  • Has published scholarly essays and reviews in English and German

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Feminist of the Year Award, Middlebury College, 2015
  • Emory Leadership, Service and Diversity Award: Humanitarian Award, 2013
  • Community Builder recognized by the “We Are Emory“ initiative, 2011


  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association 
  • Society for Disability Studies
  • American Studies Association 
  • German Association for American Studies
  • Fachgesellschaft Gender


Ph.D.Emory University

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education LeadershipUniversity of Massachusetts

M.A.Emory University

Magister Artium, American Studies and Gender StudiesHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin