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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.

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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

    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

    Camille A. Robcis

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
    • Research Interests: European cultural and intellectual history; history of modern finance; historiography; gender and sexuality; psychoanalysis; social and political thought; ethics; publicity and privacy; normativity and law

    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

    Anna Marrie Smith

    • Campus: Ithaca
    • Concentrations: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies
    • Research Interests: theoretical approaches to ideology; power; sexuality, gender, and race

    C. Riley Snorton

    • 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