We grieve the death of Nex Benedict, a nonbinary indigenous 16-year-old who died on February 8, 2024. The Owasso High School sophomore had been assaulted at school the previous day. Read the joint statement on Nex Benedict.
Joint Statement on Nex Benedict
Queer Studies to hire its 2nd Tenure-Track faculty
The Queer Studies Program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Queer Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Specifically, the Program seeks candidates who research and teach in Queer/Trans Studies with an expertise in Chicana/o Studies, Latinx Studies or a related field. The tenure line will be located fully in Queer Studies with collaborative teaching possibilities in Chicana/o Studies. We seek candidates who approach scholarship and research through an intersectional lens using critical, interdisciplinary approaches, specializing in queer of color critique and transnational approaches to gender and sexuality. The successful candidate should have the expertise to teach courses within the program.
Link to the application and more information on Required & Preferred Qualifications:
Spotlight on Dr. Jacob Lau – 1st tenure track faculty member in QS
WELCOME TO QUEER STUDIES at CSUN
The Queer Studies (QS) Program at CSUN is a vibrant and growing minor launched in 2008. Housed in the College of Humanities, QS is an interdisciplinary minor that questions normative constructions of sexuality and gender. It is a flexible program that allows students to double count courses in GE as well as with their major. Students take 3 core courses, and 3 elective courses to complete the minor, which prepares them to work with LGBTQIA+ communities and issues.
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.
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.