The Future of LGBTQ Studies at CIC Institutions

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 | 2:30 PM | Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall (169 College Avenue, 4th Floor)

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The Tyler Clementi Center’s Queer Pedagogies working group presents a roundtable discussion featuring leading scholars from membership schools in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Presenters will share their views about the research, curricular, and programming opportunities and challenges of promoting and sustaining LGBT and queer studies at their home institutions, as well as begin the conversation to establish cross-institutional partnerships dedicated to the study of gender and sexuality among CIC schools. Click here to learn more about the CIC, a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.


Marilee Lindemann is associate professor of English and the director of the LGBT Studies program at the University of Maryland. An alumna of the Rutgers English graduate program, she is the author of Willa Cather: Queering “America” (Columbia University Press, 1999) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Willa Cather (Cambridge University Press, 2005). A well-known blogger—her blogs include Roxie’s World and, more recently, The Madwoman with a Laptop—she is editing a forthcoming scholarly collection engaging with the phenomenon of blogs. She was the 2007 winner of the Modern Language Association’s Michael Lynch Service Award, and has served on the editorial board of American Literature (2001–03), on the board of managing editors of American Quarterly (2001-03), and, since 2006, on the advisory board of the Cather Archive. She is an active member of the DC Queer Studies Consortium. Click here to learn more about the LGBT Studies program at the University of Maryland, and here to learn about the DC Queer Studies Consortium. Click here to read Professor Lindemann’s blog, Roxie’s World, and here to read The Madwoman with a Laptop.

Martin F. Manalansan IV is associate professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a leading scholar in LGBTQ studies. He is the author of Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003), the co-editor (with Arnaldo Cruz-Malave) of Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism (New York University Press, 2002), and the co-editor (with Robert Ku and Anita Mannur) of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013). He is completing a book manuscript entitled Queer Dwellings and co-editing two forthcoming anthologies, The Marcosian Era: Cultures of a Dictatorship in Late 20th Century Philippines and The Ever Loyal City: Manila and Its Global Discontents. He is the social science review editor for GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the co-editor of two book series: the Asian Canadian series at the University of Toronto Press (2011-present) and the Asian American Experience series at the University of Illinois Press (2009-present). He has served on the editorial board of American Anthropologist (2005-12) and on the advisory board of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the Graduate Center, CUNY (1999-present).

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is professor of comparative literature and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, and a former director of the Institute for Research on Women (2011-13). She is the author of Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 1999), Caribe Two Ways: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (Ediciones Callejón, 2003) and From Lack to Excess: “Minor” Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature (Bucknell University Press, 2008). She edited with Mabel Moraña the compilation of essays “Nictimene sacrílega: homenaje a Georgina Sabat de Rivers” (Iberoamericana and Claustro de Sor Juana, 2003). She is currently working on her fourth book project entitled Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context, a comparative study on internal Caribbean migrations between former/actual metropolis and colonies, to question transnational and postcolonial approaches to massive population displacements and their cultural productions. Click here to learn more about Professor Martínez-San Miguel, and here to learn more about the Institute for Research on Women.

Debra A. Moddelmog is professor of English and the coordinator of the Sexuality Studies program at Ohio State University. A specialist in twentieth-century American literature, modernism, and sexuality studies, she is author of two books—Reading Desire: In Pursuit of Ernest Hemingway (Cornell University Press, 1999) and Readers and Mythic Signs: The Oedipus Myth in 20th-Century Fiction (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993)—and co-editor (with Suzanne del Gizzo) of Hemingway in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Her current projects include a state-of-the-field essay on Hemingway, gender, and sexuality criticism; a state-of-the-field essay on Modernism and sexology; an essay on teaching Hemingway’s “A Simple Enquiry”; and a book-length study of Havelock Ellis’s influence on modernist and Harlem Renaissance writers. She is also co-editing (with Martin Joseph Ponce) a collection of essays on Samuel Steward. Click here to learn more about the Sexuality Studies program at the Ohio State University.


Andrew Parker is professor of French and comparative literature at Rutgers University. His research concerns the history and practices of literary theory, especially post-war theory in France and its world-wide dissemination. His most recent book, The Theorist’s Mother (Duke University Press, 2012), attends to traces of the maternal in the lives and works of canonical theorists from Marx and Freud to Lacan and Derrida. He is  the editor and co-translator of Jacques Ranciere’s The Philosopher and His Poor (Duke University Press, 2004), the co-editor (with Janet Halley) of After Sex? On Writing since Queer Theory (Duke University Press, 2011), and the co-editor (with Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick) of Performativity and Performance (Routledge, 1995). He is at work on a new book project, Ventriloquisms, which explores interactions between body and voice across different literary traditions and media forms.


Karen R. Stubaus is vice president for academic affairs and administration at Rutgers University. Dr. Stubaus also serves on the advisory board of the Tyler Clementi Center. For the past three decades her base of operations at Rutgers has been faculty and academic labor relations, in the context of which she negotiates and administers the labor agreements for Rutgers faculty, teaching assistants and graduate assistants, postdocs, and contingent faculty. She is a liaison in the Academic Leadership Program with the CIC.


The Queer Pedagogies group focuses on creating and maintaining safe and intellectually stimulating learning environments that help students succeed at a crucial transitional time in their lives. With a focus on curricular development, faculty presenters share strategies for facilitating discussions of potentially controversial subjects in the classroom, including gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and sexually explicit and graphic texts.


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