Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies Program
The LGBT Program currently offers an undergraduate certificate and a minor. The certificate is a 21-credit interdisciplinary course of study comprised of 15 required and 6 elective credits designed to complement any student's major field of study. The minor is a 15-credit interdisciplinary course of study comprised of 12 required and 3 elective credits. All current UMD students are eligible to pursue the certificate or minor; contact our office to register.
For Spring 2014 LGBT Studies Proudly Presents:
Same-sex lovers touch. Or build a network of ties and commitments based on something other than biological kinship. These are queer intimacies. Trans people navigate a labyrinth of state regulations and religio-cultural codes concerning proper gender conduct in order to craft livable lives. Young LGBT African-American activists take to the streets, the pews, and their kitchen tables to organize support in the black community for a referendum affirming the right to same-sex marriage. These close encounters of bodies, church, community, and state are also queer intimacies. Join us for a timely series of films, lectures, and conversations focused on what is happening to queer intimacy as the legal and social status of LGBT people and same-sex relationships undergoes change, in the US and throughout the world.
All events are free and open to the public, please join us!
We are grateful to The Center for Historical Studies; the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies; the College of Arts and Humanities; the Department of English; the Department of Women's Studies; the Graduate School; the Hoff Funding Board; the LGBT Equity Center; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy; the Office of Undergraduate Studies; the Pepsi Enhancement Fund; the President's Commission on LGBT Issues; and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies for their support of the lecture series.
Meet the Candidates!
The Department of Women's Studies is pleased to welcome four candidates to campus as part of their search for an assistant professor with expertise in LGBT/Queer Studies. All are invited to attend their research presentations.
Camille Robcis, "Liberté, Egalité, (Hétéro)sexualité: The French Gay Marriage Debates"
Thursday Feb. 27, 5pm,
Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
We look forward to seeing you as we welcome Camille Robcis to campus for the second event of Queer Intimacies: Twelfth Annual Lecture Series in LGBT Studies.
QUEER INTIMACIES, the Seventh Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium will be held Friday, April 25, 2014. Register on-line now!
Want to declare the minor or certificate in LGBT Studies? Contact us to make an advising appointment.
Faculty News: We congratulate Christina Hanhardt, Associate Professor in American Studies and LGBT Studies, on receiving the 2013 Undergraduate Studies Program Teaching Award, and on the her recently published book, Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence
For the Spring 2014 semester, the LGBT Studies Program office will be staffed Mon. and Wed. from 9:30am-12pm, and 2-4:30pm; Tues. from 9:30am-2pm, and 3:30-4:30pm, and Thur. 9:30-2pm. We look forward to talking with you about advising for the certificate or minor, enrolling in courses, or other concerns. So, come visit us in 2417 Marie Mount Hall, call us at 301.405.LGBT or e-mail us.
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