Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

In Process – “Pretty and Cheery and Jewy! Jewish Gender Tropes and the Romantic Comedy Heroine.”  In preparation for special issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies.

In Review – “The Feminist Pedagogy of Laughter in Holistic Sex Education.” Sex Education. Co-authored with Kristen Kolenz.

In Review – “‘Plow Him Like a Queen’: Glamorous Female Masculinity in Broad City.” Genders.

Forthcoming – “Failed Fatherhood and the ‘Trap of Ambivalence’: Assimilation, Homonormativity, and Effeminophobia in The New Normal.” The Journal of Homosexuality. Revising and resubmitting.

Forthcoming – “Teaching for Coalition: Dismantling ‘Jewish-Progressive Conflict’ through Feminist & Queer Pedagogy.” Frontiers. Forthcoming.

2017 – “‘(Un)Covering’ in the Classroom: Managing Stigma Beyond the Closet.” Feminist Teacher  26.1 (2017): 72-82.

2017 – “Relaxing the Straight Male Anus: Reducing Homohysteria Around Male Anal Pleasure.” Sexualities (2017). (co-authored with Susan Ekberg Stiritz & Eric Anderson)

2012 –  “Teaching Men’s Anal Pleasure: Challenging Gender Norms with ‘Prostage’ Education.” American Journal of Sexuality Education 7.4 (2012): 404-428. (co-authored with Susan Ekberg Stiritz)

Book Reviews

2016 – Branfman, Jonathan. Book Review: A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation, by Hoang Tan Nguyen. Sexualities  (2016).

2015 – Branfman, Jonathan. Book Review: Race in Translation: Culture Wars Around the Postcolonial Atlantic, by Robert Stam and Ella Shohat. Interventions  (2015).

Activist Publications

2017 – Branfman, J. You Be You: Explaining Gender, Love & Family.

You Be YouThis LGBTQIA children’s book explains gender, sexual, and family diversity for children. Illustrated by Julie Benbassat, You Be You also supports adults who are new to these topics. Additionally, the book introduces the concepts of oppression, privilege, intersectionality, and allyship. To complement these ideas, the illustrations convey not only many LGBTQIA identities and family formations, but also a spectrum of racial identities, ages, and ability statuses.

I created You Be You as an activist extension of my academic work, to make feminist analysis more accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds.

Conference Presentations

2017 – Branfman, J. “‘Where’s the Bathroom?!’ ‘Jewing’ Race, Gender & Sexuality in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Presentation at the American Jewish Studies Conference, Washington, DC. December 18, 2017.

2017 – Branfman, J. “Coalitional Feminist Pedagogy: Linking Racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism in the Era of Donald Trump.” Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, MD. November 18, 2017.

2016 – Branfman, J. “Men of Israel: Pornography and the Gay Muscle Jew.” Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Montréal, Canada. November 11, 2016.

2016 – Branfman, J. “Unmasking Jewtopia: Precarious Whiteness & Jewish Drag.” Presentation at the American Men’s Studies association Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. April 3, 2016.

2015 – Branfman, J. “Cruising Jewtopia: Gender Deviance & Precarious Whiteness.” Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Milwaulkee, WI. November 14, 2015.

2014 – Branfman, J. “Silly Fairies & Badass Faggots: Insubordinate(?) Anti-Masculinities on TV.” Presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 16, 2014.

2014 – Branfman, J. “Silly Fairies & Badass Faggots: Toward Effeminophilic Television.” Presentation at the Popular Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL. April 17, 2014.

2013 – Branfman, J. & Stiritz, S.E. “Teaching Men’s Anal Pleasure: Challenging Gender Norms with ‘Prostage’ Education.” Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Western Regional Conference. Los Angeles, CA. 2013. April 22, 2013.