Queer Studies Cluster

http://www.wesleyan.edu/queerstudies/

Coordinator

Queer Studies focuses on the social production and regulation of sexuality, asking: How does sexual normativity structure and shape diverse social and political institutions? What are the intersections of sexual marginality and other axes of difference (gender, race, ethnicity, disability, class, indigeneity, nation)? How does the social organization of desire produce forms of oppression and of resistance in varied places and times?

The Course Cluster in Queer Studies at Wesleyan includes courses across the humanities, the humanistic social sciences, and the interdisciplinary programs. Particular research and teaching strengths at Wesleyan include queer theory, theories of difference and embodiment (including disability and trans studies), queer of color critique, and transnational sexuality studies. Wesleyan Queer Studies courses are listed on WesMaps.

If you have questions regarding Queer Studies at Wesleyan, please contact the cluster’s coordinator, Professor Margot Weiss (mdweiss-at-wesleyan.edu).

Courses Associated with the Cluster

Popular Culture and Social Justice: An Introduction to American Studies
Junior Colloquium: Critical Queer Studies
Junior Colloquium: Biopolitics, Animality, and Posthumanism
Introduction to Queer Studies
Histories of Modern U.S. Gender and Sexuality
Race and Medicine in America
Future Visions: Temporality and the Politics of Change
Queer Activism and Radical Scholarship: Beyond Theory vs. Practice
Queer of Color Critique
Health, Illness, and Power in America
Sex, Money, and Power: Anthropology of Intimacy and Exchange
Postmodernism and the Long 1980s
Queer Necropolitics
Repertory and Performance
Brown, Black, and Queer Forms and Feelings
Historicizing Early Modern Sexualities
Queer Times: Poetics, Activisms, Temporalities
Sex/Gender in Critical Perspective (FGSS Gateway)
Feminist Theories
Ethics of Embodiment (FGSS Gateway)
BioFeminisms: Science, Matter, and Agency
Waiting: Bodies, Time, Necropolitics
Queer Opera
Christianity and Sexuality
Feminist and Queer Theories of Social Reproduction
Pleasure and Power: The Sociology of Sexuality
The Future Perfect
Revolution Girl-Style Now: Queer and Feminist Performance Strategies
Friendship and Collaboration: In Theory, In Practice