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C. Ray Borck

Lecturer of Sociology

C. Ray Borck is an adjunct professor of sociology at Purchase College and an assistant professor of sociology and co-coordinator of women and gender studies at Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York. He has published work on qualitative epistemologies, horizontal pedagogy, educational inequality, transgender transition, and identity politics. His most recent research explores cultural productions of masculinity via discourses about testosterone. He serves on the board of Radical Teacher, a socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching.

More About Me

Borck earned his PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center and his BS at Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon. He lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn, with his dog Rudy Huxtable, and cat Tuxedo Mustache.

Research Interests

  • Feminism
  • Testosterone
  • Pedagogy
  • Epistemology
  • Masculinity


  • Borck, C. R. forthcoming. Do you get to choose how big your penis will be? Transitioning as Faculty. in Beemyn, G. ed. Trans People in Higher Education. SUNY Press.
  • Borck, C. R. 2017. “Negligent Analogies.” Transgender Studies Quarterly, 4(3-4) 679-684.
  • Borck, C. R. 2017. How Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Hurt Girls and Women
  • Borck, C. R. 2016. Harriet Jacobs didn’t learn to read and write so that she could get an A: Critical Racial Awareness for Educational Resilience.
  • Borck, C. R., Goldstein, J., McFarland, S. and Spurgas, A. 2013. “#occupyoureducation” Radical Teacher 96. 39-47.
  • Borck, C. R. 2011. “The Ontology of Epistemological Production: Cases in Ethnography and Psychotherapy.” Qualitative Inquiry XX(X) 1-8.
  • Borck, C. R. 2011. “Two-Spirit” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World. SAGE Reference
  • Borck, C. R. 2010. Stinchcombe, Arthur L.: Rebellion in a High School in Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory. SAGE Reference.