Joy Ellison

Joy Ellison

Joy Ellison

Ph.D. Candidate

Areas of Expertise

  • Transgender Theory
  • Transgender History
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Disability Studies
  • Pinkwashing and Brand Israel


  • Women's and Gender Studies, MA, DePaul University, 2013
  • Peace and Global Studies, BA, Earlham College, 2006

Joy Ellison is a PhD student in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State University.  Their current research focuses on the history of transgender organizing against prisons.  

Joy spent three years supporting Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance movements in the village of At-Tuwani.  Their MA research was on queer and transgender movements against Brand Israel "pinkwashing" rhetoric.  

In their spare time, Joy is a writer.  They hope to release their first graphic novel soon.