Anson Koch-Rein

Anson Koch-Rein is an Assistant Professor of Humanities and Gender Studies. He 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


PhDEmory University

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education LeadershipUniversity of Massachusetts

MAEmory University

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