Wendy Kozol

Professor of Comparative American Studies

Oberlin College


“Harvey Unprecedented? What About 2 Weeks Ago in Sierra Leone?” Reading the Pictures, August 31, 2017. http://www.readingthepictures.org/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-compared/

“White Privilege and the Pussy Hat.” Reading the Pictures, March 2, 2017. Reading the Pictures. http://www.readingthepictures.org/2017/03/feminism-race-pussy-hat/

Wendy Kozol and Rebecca A. Adelman, “Importance of Seeing the Trauma: the Video of Diamond Reynolds and Daughter in the Back of a Police Car.” July 5, 2017. Reading the Pictures.  http://www.readingthepictures.org/2017/07/diamond-reynolds-police-car/r paragraph here.


Rebecca A. Adelman and Wendy Kozol, “Unremarkable Suffering: Banality, Spectatorship, and War’s In/visibilities.” In In/Visible War: America’s 21st Century Armed Conflicts, eds., Jon Simon and Jon Lucaites, 89-109. Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2017.

Rebecca A. Adelman and Wendy Kozol, “Ornamenting the Unthinkable: Visualizing Survival Under Occupation,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, special issue on survival, 44, 1&2 (Spring/Summer 2016): 171-187.

Rebecca A. Adelman and Wendy Kozol. “Discordant Affects: Ambivalence, Banality, and the Ethics of Spectatorship.” Theory & Event 17, 3 (Fall 2014).

​“Witnessing Precarity: Photojournalism, Women’s/Human/Rights, and the War in Afghanistan.” In The Violence of the Image: Photography and International Conflict, ed. Liam Kennedy and Caitlin Patrick, 193-210. London: I.B. Tauris, 2014.

“Witnessing Genocide and the Challenges of Ethical Spectatorship.” In Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography, eds. S. Brophy and J. Hladki, 209-224. University of Toronto Press, 2014.

“Battlefield Souvenirs and the Affective Politics of Recoil.” Photography & Culture 5, 1 (March 2012): 21-36.

​“Looking Elsewhere.” Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 11, 2 (August 2011).  http://reconstruction.eserver.org/

​“Complicities of Witnessing in Joe Sacco’s Palestine.” In Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature, eds. Elizabeth Goldberg and Alexandra Schultheis, 165-179. New York: Routledge, 2011.

“Visual Witnessing and Women's Human Rights.” Peace Review 20, 1 (January 2008): 67–75.

Wendy Kozol and Rebecca DeCola. “Remapping the Visual War on Terrorism: Citizenship and its Transnational Others.” In Rethinking Global Security: Media, Popular Culture, and the "War on Terror," eds. Andrew Martin and Patrice Petro, 179-205. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, Spring 2006.

​“Miss Indian America: Regulatory Gazes and the Politics of Affiliation.” Feminist Studies 31.1 (Spring 2005): 64-94.

“Domesticating NATO’s War in Kosovo: (In)Visible Bodies and the Dilemma of Photojournalism.” Meridians: feminism, transnationalism, race 4.2 (2004): 1-38.

"Relocating Citizenship in Photographs of Japanese Americans During World War II." In Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real," ed. W. Hesford and W. Kozol, 217-250. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

"Gazing at Race in the Pages of Life: Picturing Segregation through Theory and History." In Looking at Life: Rethinking America's Favorite Magazine, 1936-1972, ed. Erika Doss, 159-175. Washington, D.C.:Smithsonian Press, 2001.

"Can Feminist Pedagogy Find A Safe Space? White Defensiveness and the Politics of Silence." Concerns: The Journal of the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages Association 26,1-2 (Spring/Summer 1999): 10-20.

​"’Good Americans’: Nationalism and Domesticity in Life Magazine, 1945-1960." In Bonds of Affection: Americans Define Their Patriotism, ed. John Bodnar, 231-250. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. Chapter reprinted: Looking for America: the Visual Production of Nation and People, ed. Ardis Cameron. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005; Rhetorical Visions: Writing and Reading in a Visual Culture, ed. Wendy Hesford and Brenda J. Brueggemann, 177-201. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2005.

"Fracturing Domesticity: Media, Nationalism, and the Question of Feminist Influence." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 20.3 (Spring 1995): 646-667.

"Representation of Race in Network News Coverage of South Africa." In Television Studies: Textual Analysis, eds. Gary Burns and Robert Thompson, 165-182. New York: Praeger Press, 1989.

"Madonnas of the Fields: Photography, Gender and 1930s Farm Relief." Genders 2 (Summer 1988): 1-26. Reprinted in Feminist Cultural Studies, ed. T. Lovell. Brookfield, Vt.: Elgar, 1995, vol. 2.