Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

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.
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.

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).

Barbara Correll -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: studies in gender and sexuality in Renaissance literature
Ileen Devault -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: gender in the workplace, including sexuality and sexual orientation
J. Ellen Gainor -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: feminism; gender; theatre
Ellis Hanson -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: lesbian, bisexual, and gay literary studies; Victorian studies; film
Saida Hodzic -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: medical anthropology, feminism, non-government organizations, violence; Ghana, Africa
Cary Howie (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: 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 Hull -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: modern German political, legal, and institutional history, 1648 to 1945; sexuality and gender
Mary Katzenstein -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: feminism, women's movements, state policies; Indian politics, gender and ethnicity; U.S. incarceration
Tamara Loos -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: Southeast Asia; Thailand; gender; legal studies; sexuality; Internet; travel; identity
Kathryn March -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: anthropology of sex and gender; gender symbolism; life histories; women in development; social and cultural anthropology; South Asia; Himalayas
Timothy Murray -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: film; psychoanalysis; performance; Renaissance studies; electronic art and digital culture
Mary Beth Norton -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: gender in early America (before 1815)
Judith Peraino -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: medieval music; music and queer and feminist theory; rock music
Lucinda Ramberg -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: medical anthropology, sexuality, gender, religion
Masha Raskolnikov (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: 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 Robcis -- Concentrations: 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 Salvato -- Concentrations: 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
Ritch Savin-Williams -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: developmental processes among gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals; sexual minorities; clinical psychology
Anna Marrie Smith -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: theoretical approaches to ideology; power; sexuality, gender, and race
Amy Villarejo -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: film/video; LBG visual culture; postwar U.S./British lesbian film/video
Sara Warner -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: theories of gender and sexuality; affect theory; dramatic literature; performance studies; theatre and social change
Rachel Weil -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: early modern English and European history; cultural, intellectual, and political history; gender
Dagmawi Woubshet (Minor Member) -- Concentrations: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies; Research interests: African-American and Anglophone African literature and culture