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Here is a list of courses you can take for the QS Minor

QS Coordinator & Advisor

The Queer Studies Program helps students select the program and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and interests. 

Contact Greg Knotts (Coordinator) at greg.knotts@csun.edu or (818)677-3189 to schedule an appointment. 

The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/EOP reviews students’ progress to ensure that the requirements of a minor in Queer Studies are fulfilled.  Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP.

Please follow the link to Dr. Knott's Advising page for his office hours and contact information.

Please come in and see the QS Advisor if you have any questions about your class scheduling or if you are considering Queer Studies as a minor.


Affiliated Faculty

Ian Barnard


Shira Brown

Women's Research and Resource Center

C. Jacob Hale


Leilani Hall


Greg Knotts

Elementary Education

Sabina Magliocco


Sheena Malhotra

Gender & Women's Studies

Gina Masequesmay

Asian American Studies

Jeanine Minge


Karen Morgaine


Martin Pousson


Kathryn Sorrells


Yarma Velázquez-Vargaz

Chicano/a Studies


For QS Students...

Links to QS Clubs & Organizations


Queer Studies Program

California State University, Northridge

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8415

Phone: 818-677-6762
Fax: 818-677-3605

The Queer Studies Program is located in Sierra Hall 194 in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies.



RAINBOW GRADUATION. Monday, May 20th @ 1 p.m. Northridge Center.

Please click here for more information on the 2013 Rainbow Graduation

Wong Sayaman Equality Award

Each year, the QS Program gives out the Wong-Sayaman Equality Award in the Spring. Please click on the link below to apply.

Application for the 2013 Award

QS Spring Lecture Series

April 3rd, 2013. Screening of No Look Pass. Followed by conversation with the director.

5:30 p.m. @ the Northridge Center, USU

SegreGAYtion - Video by CSUN Student

Ron Veliz, from the graduating class of 2012, created this video about overcoming anti-LGBTQ discrimination by working toward change on the CSUN campus. The video is co-directed by Nancy Pelacios. It was screened at CSUN's Rainbow Graduates Celebreation ceremony on May 21, 2012.

Please click this link to watch the video on YouTube. Feel free to share widely.



Spring 2013 Event Highlights


Rainbow Graduation May 20th @ 1 p.m. Northridge Center, USU

Coming Out, Coming Home Reading May 6th @ 5:00 p.m. Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451


April 3rd. 4:30-7 p.m. Queer Studies Spring Lecture Series - Intersectionality and Identity. Northridge Center, USU. We will screen the film No Look Pass followed by a talk and Q&A with film director Melissa Johnson.


The Queer Studies Program, (along with the Gender nad Women's Studies Department, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund and the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program) is co-sponsoring a writing workshop and reading event this Spring. Coming Out, Coming Home is a 4 week intensive writing workshop run by performance artist, D'Lo, at CSUN, in collaboration with the South Asian queer community organization Satrang.


Other Events

LGBTA General Meeting - Thursdays at 7 p.m. (Thousand Oaks Room).

If you have a queer studies related event to announce, please contact sheena.malhotra@csun.edu

Highlights from past QS events, and reflections on current events.


Watch this space for announcements on upcoming QS events. QS Calendar

Students at a "Take Back the Night" rally



Welcome to Queer Studies

The Queer Studies Program at CSUN began offering classes in the Fall of 2008.

Housed in the College of Humanities, QS is an interdisciplinary minor that questions normative constructions of sexuality and gender.

The Queer Studies minor focuses on histories, contemporary experiences, and community-based knowledges of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, intersexed people, queers, and others who occupy non-heterosexist and non-normative gender positionalities.

Dr. Masequesmay and partner at a Pride rally

The program explores how heterosexism, heteronormativity and transphobia intersect and collide with national, ethnic, racial, class and other identifications, fostering a community of learners who grapple with issues of diversity, gender, sexuality and social justice.

QS at CSUN provides an academic home for those who wish to study the intellectual, cultural and material conditions that have shaped our current understandings of sexuality and gender variation as well as for those who wish to generate new, resistant theories and practices. The program offers an undergraduate minor, sponsors courses, organizes lecture series, and brings together interested students, faculty, and larger Los Angeles communities.

The Queer Studies Minor

Queer Studies offers an 18 unit minor.

Queer Studies Minor Requirements

Queer Studies Learning Outcomes

Please click the link above or here to view the QS SLO's

QS Happenings

Queer students and allies at an Immigration Rights rally

Queer students and allies at an Immigration Rights march.