Gayle Rubin

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Gayle S. Rubin (born 1949) is an American cultural anthropologist. She is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.[1]

Rubin grew up Jewish in the Southern United States.[2] In 1978, she moved to San Francisco. On June 13 of that year Rubin started the first known lesbian SM group, Samois.[3] In May 1983, the group broke up.[3]

In 1994, Rubin completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of Michigan. She has been an associate professor of anthropology, women's studies and comparative literature since 2004.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gayle Rubin". Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  2. Chase Dimock (31 January 2012). "Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader". Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jeffreys, Sheila (1993). The Lesbian Heresy. North Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Spinifex. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-875559-17-6.