Theresa Iker


Theresa Iker specializes in modern American politics, gender, and culture. She received her Ph.D. in History and minor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) from Stanford University in 2023, where she now serves as a School of Humanities and Sciences lecturer in the COLLEGE program and Department of History.

Her research explores the American men’s rights movement, a social and political mobilization meant to restore men’s ostensibly lost legal rights and social privileges. Her dissertation and book project trace this poorly understood yet influential movement’s trajectory from its midcentury origins to the present day. Her writing has been published in the Journal of Women’s History, the Clayman Institute’s Gender News, and the Huffington Post.

When she is not researching or teaching, Theresa is usually hiking, trail running, or theorizing about the historical and feminist implications of Taylor Swift’s discography.


Cultural History
Gender and Sexuality