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M.A., Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Binghamton University
B.A., Gender Studies Minor, Eastern Oregon University

Global History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Deneil Hill

Advisor: Professor Jean H. Quataert

Deneil is interested in transnational feminism, human rights, war crimes against women, and sexuality. Her current work traces the ways in which global feminists at the UN rethought sexuality—moving from viewing it in the context of development to seeing it as a fundamental human right and principle of self-determination—over the period between 1975 and 1995.


Shifting Feminist Visions at the UN: Self-Determination, Sexuality, and Human Rights, 1975-1995 [working title]

Grants, Fellowships, or Awards:

  • Caroline D. Bain Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Smith College, 2014
  • Dissertation Grant, Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, 2014
  • Joan R. Challinor Award for distinction in the area of women and national government, Harvard University, 2014
  • Kramer Grant, Binghamton University, 2014
  • Quataert Research Grant, Binghamton University, 2014
  • Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship, Binghamton University, Spring 2015


  • "Shifting Feminist Visions at the United Nations: Self Determination, Sexuality, and Violence against Women" at the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., January 2014
  • "Shifting Feminist Visions at the UN: Expanding the Definition of Women's Human Rights" at the Graduate Conference on Human Rights, University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute in Storrs, CT, September 2013
  • "Transnational Feminisms and the UN: Self-Determination and Sexuality, 1975-1995" at The Fall 2012 Research Seminar Conference in Binghamton, NY, December 2012.
  • "Intersecting Claims to Self-Determination: Indigenous Women's Movements and the Emergence of Indigenous Feminism(s) 1960s-1990s" at Identities, Movements, and Discourses: From the Medieval through the New Millennium in Binghamton NY, December 2011.
  • "Rape Laws and Women's Human Rights: Reconstructing the Displacement of Women" at Central Pennsylvania Consortium Annual Women's Studies Conference in Carlisle, PA, March 2011.
  • "Roundtable: Beijing +15: 54th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations" at the National Women's Studies Association Conference in Denver, CO, November 2010.
  • "War Crimes Against Women and International Humanitarian Law" at Spring Symposium in La Grande, OR, May 2010.
  • "Are Women's Rights Human Rights?: Global Gender Based Violence and the Barriers of International Policies" at Spring Symposium in La Grande, OR, May 2010.

Courses taught:

HIST 386F—Women and Social Movements


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