Hazel Rhodes received her M.A. in Gender Studies from Indiana University in 2017 and completed bachelor's degrees in English Literary & Cultural Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Oklahoma in 2012.
Hazel’s research focuses on the history of gender and sexuality in 20th century culture, in particular on the early development of scientific knowledge about gender and sexual identity and its relationship to medical practices, to queer communities, and to new literary and narrative forms. Her prospective dissertation topic concerns the sexology of Magnus Hirschfeld in Berlin from 1897 to 1933 and its influence on emerging concepts of transgender identity. Hazel’s other broad interests include queer and transgender studies, modernism in literature and art, narrative theory and affect studies.