Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

Field Description

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Gay, & Transgender (LGBT) Studies is devoted to the study of sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations, literature, art, and embodied life. It is primarily concerned with the representations and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered subjects, even as these subjects remain stubbornly and productively difficult to define once and for all. LGBT Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and it is likewise open to a variety of perspectives on the stability of its constituent identity categories.

Indeed, central to the curriculum is a sense that sexuality varies across time and place, serves political ends, and cannot be thought in isolation from gender, class, race, ethnicity, age, religion, and physical ability. LGBT Studies emphasizes both the diachronic differences in the constitution of sexualities (how sexuality is different in different historical periods) as well as the synchronic ones (how sexuality takes shape within particular texts, periods, or populations).

This is a minor field. Application for admission is made only to the major fields. After matriculation, a student may select minor subjects from the major or minor fields.

Contact Information

Website: http://courses.cornell.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=12&poid=3412
Email: lbgstudies@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-5625

386 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies (minor)

Faculty

Barbara Correll

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: studies in gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature

Ileen A Devault

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: gender in the workplace, including sexuality and sexual orientation

Naminata Diabate

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies

Arnika Fuhrmann

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies

J. Ellen Gainor

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: feminism; gender; theatre

Ellis Hanson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: lesbian, bisexual, and gay literary studies; Victorian studies; film

Saida Hodzic

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: medical anthropology, feminism, non-government organizations, violence; Ghana, Africa

Cary S. Howie

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: theoretical issues from sexuality to dialectic, apophasis to embodiment in the French and Italian Middle Ages; Old French narrative and contemporary queer culture; study of saints' lives and pornography

Isabel Virginia Hull

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: modern German political, legal, and institutional history, 1648 to 1945; sexuality and gender

Karen Jaime

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Minor Member)
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies

Mary Fainsod Katzenstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: feminism, women's movements, state policies; Indian politics, gender and ethnicity; U.S. incarceration

Tamara L Loos

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: Southeast Asia; Thailand; gender; legal studies; sexuality; Internet; travel; identity

Timothy Conway Murray

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: film; psychoanalysis; performance; Renaissance studies; electronic art and digital culture

Mary Beth Norton

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: gender in early America (before 1815)

Judith Ann Peraino

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: medieval music; music and queer and feminist theory; rock music

Lucinda Ramberg

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: medical anthropology, sexuality, gender, religion

Masha Raskolnikov

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: Middle English literature; allegory theory; medieval philosophy and rhetoric; contemporary critical theory; feminist and queer studies

Nicholas G. Salvato

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: world theatre history; modern drama and theatre; 20th Century aesthetics and culture; American modernism; queer performance theory and practice; the history of melodrama

Katherine Sender

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies

Amy Villarejo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: film/video; LBG visual culture; postwar U.S./British lesbian film/video

Sara L. Warner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: theories of gender and sexuality; affect theory; dramatic literature; performance studies; theatre and social change

Rachel Judith Weil

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: early modern English and European history; cultural, intellectual, and political history; gender

Dagmawi Woubshet

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
  • Research Interests: African-American and Anglophone African literature and culture