Embracing Pride, Fighting Prejudice: 15 Scholars Who Address LGBTQ Issues Through Research, Action, and Literature
Graduate Center professors, students, and alumni are exploring issues related to Pride Month through their writing, art, and advocacy.
Graduate Center professors, students, and alumni are exploring issues related to Pride Month through their writing, art, and advocacy. If you’re looking for compelling reads, podcast interviews, and video appearances — or if you’d just like to celebrate some notable achievements — here are 15 ways to start:
1. Say congrats to Eric Ketcham, who defended his dissertation on same-sex couples, started a new job, and married his partner — all in the course of a few weeks
2. Find out what it’s like for Ph.D. student Richard C. Clark to be an “unapologetically Blackity Black, trans, femme who does work challenging unjust systems of power, supports my communities, and heals wounds both personal and intergenerational”
3. Learn about What’s Your Issue, a national youth survey led by professors Michelle Fine and María Elena Torre and made with LGBTQ & GNC youth to “lift up experiences, priorities, and dreams”
4. And about how Interim Chief Librarian Emily Drabinski is addressing shortcomings in the classification of knowledge, which marginalizes queer terms and ideology and, ultimately, obstructs research
5. Delve into Professor Kevin Nadal’s new book on how the criminal justice system has dealt with LGBTQ people, including LGBTQ people of color, and the consequences
7. Meet Ph.D. student Jah Elyse Sayers, a Black, mixed-race, and trans masculine researcher, organizer, artist, and farmer who is tracing the emergence of the beach at Jacob Riis Park in Queens as one of the most popular gay beaches in New York City
15. And, finally, explore a young American's modern love for David Bowie (sorry, we could not resist).