Queer and Sexuality Studies

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Scholarship pertaining to the critical study of gender and sexuality can be found across a broad range of departments at UCSC. This presence is manifested in a diverse faculty, in course offerings, and in research programs. Courses with queer content can be found across a broad range of departments, programs, and colleges at UCSC.

For more specialization, departments such as Feminist Studies and Literature have sufficient flexibility to allow students to design a course of study within those majors to explore these interests. For students who prefer to take a more self-directed approach, there is the option of designing an individual major.

The Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center serves as a clearinghouse for queer activities on the UCSC campus. Each quarter, the center prepares a list of all course offerings with queer content. Information is available at the Lionel Cantú Queer Center website or via e-mail to queer@ucsc.edu.

You could contact the following faculty for more information (this is not an exhaustive list): Anjali Arondekar (Feminist Studies), Carla Freccero (Literature, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness), Irene Gustafson (Film and Digital Media), Marcia Ochoa (Theater Arts, Performance, Play and Design and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies ). Additional faculty contacts: Julie Bettie (Sociology), Benjamin Carson (Music), Sheila Crane (History of Art and Visual Culture), Jody Greene (Literature, Feminist Studies), Herbert Lee (Applied Mathematics and Statistics), Peter Limbrick (Film and Digital Media), Catherine S. Ramírez (Latin American and Latino Studies), Jenny Reardon (Sociology), Daniel Selden (Literature), Elizabeth Stephens (Art).

Please contact the Feminist Studies Department at fmst@ucsc.edu for information about course offerings and resources.