Female. Education: Radcliffe College, M.A., 1986; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1994.
Office—University of California, Irvine, CA 92697.
Writer. University of California, Irvine, associate professor.
Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race, Routledge (New York, NY), 1997.
(With Janet R. Jakobsen) Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2003.
(With Daniel Boyarin and Daniel Itzkovitz) Queer Theory and the Jewish Questions, Columbia University Press (New York, NY), 2003.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Shameless, "on excess, abjection, and performances of belonging."
Ann Pellegrini specializes in writing on religion and culture, queer and feminist theories, and psychoanalyis and performance. In Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, authors Pelegrini and Jakobsen dismiss the idea of religious tolerance towards homosexuality. The book is a take on the saying "love the person, hate the sin." The authors feel that tolerance isn't enough. In a review for Library Journal, Andrew Brodie Smith noted that the authors "explore the connection between the traditions of Christianity and the political and social regulation in America." The authors hold that sexuality should be a protected freedom, just like speech, religion, and association. "Love the Sin is a progressive contribution to discussions about sexual and religious freedoms," stated Bob Minor in a review for Gay Today.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Gay Today, November 3, 2003, Bob Minor, review of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance.
Library Journal, May 1, 2003, Andrew Brodie Smith, review of Love the Sin, p. 143.
Signs, spring, 1999, Jill Dolan, review of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race, p. 774.
Washington Monthly, May 2003, Stephen Pomper, review of Love the Sin, pp. 54-55.*