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|Title:||Queerianity: Making sense of Two Conflicting Identities|
|Abstract:||My research is on the topic of the intersection of LGBT and Christian identities within individuals. Historically, there has been much tension between the queer and Christian communities and I am interested in understanding how individuals make sense of identifying as both queer and Christian.|
|Series/Report:||GWS 467/HIST 396 Locating Queer Culture Spring 2012
Instructor, Siobhan Somerville
Our goal for this course was to create original research projects about queer culture, with a special focus on our local context, the University of Illinois, in relation to the surrounding Urbana-Champaign area. Our guiding questions included: What are the various ways of defining “queer”? What counts as “culture”? Where do we find queer culture? How is queer culture produced, sustained, or transformed? How do institutions (such as universities) help to produce or erase queer culture? What roles do race, class, and/or gender play in the production and/or visibility of queer culture? Our course texts included selected examples of queer cultural production, including film, novels, television, magazines, and music. Assignments were designed around two research projects: (1) an archival research project on some aspect of local queer history and (2) an ethnographic research project on some aspect of contemporary local queer culture.
|Peer Reviewed:||not peer reviewed|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2012-06-06|
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Diversity on Campus/Equity and Access
This collection examines ways in which the U.S. university and the American college experience are affected by diversity, and difference. In particular, these student projects examine experiences of diversity on campus, including important contemporary social, cultural, and political debates on equity and access to university resources.
Student Communities and Culture
The university offers an extraordinary opportunity to study and document student communities, life, and culture. This collection includes research on the activities, clubs, and durable social networks that comprise sometimes the greater portion of the university experience for students.
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