American cultural anthrpologist, best known as an activist and theorist of sex and gender politics.
Her 1984 essay "Thinking Sex" is widely regarded as a founding text of gay and lesbian studies, sexuality studies, and queer theory.
Gayle Rubin was raised in a middle-class Jewish home in South Carolina during Jim Crow. She has written that her experiences growing up in the segregated South gave her "an abiding hatred of racism in all its forms and a healthy respect for its tenacity.”
Gayle Rubin - Wikipedia
"Deviations: A Gayle Rubin Reader" - via Google Books
"Gayle S. Rubin- Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women's Studies" - University of Michigan