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August 25, 2019 at 6:03 pm

Burgess Edits New NYU Book Series on LGBTQ Politics

During her lecture, Dr. Burgess spoke about how LGBT life has changed over the years at OHIO and in the United States.

Dr. Burgess during her Distinguished Professor Lecture

Ohio University Distinguished Professor Dr. Susan Burgess of the Political Science Department and Professor Heath Fogg Davis of Temple University are editing a new book series on LGBTQ Politics at New York University Press.

Twelve years ago, Burgess and Angelia Wilson of Manchester University organized the Sexuality and Politics Research Section in the American Political Science Association, the 38th organized section in the association’s 105-year history. The emergence of this section, along with the recent visibility of major civil rights issues such as marriage equality, gays and lesbians in the military, and trans equality has led to an explosion of scholarly work in the field of LGBTQ politics. At Ohio University, these developments have resulted in strong student demand for the online class in LGBTQ Politics taught by Burgess.

The LGBTQ Politics book series at NYU Press will address the current state of LGBTQ+ movements at the grassroots level and in political and policy spheres. The series will include scholars who approach these questions from a variety of subfields in political science, including comparative politics, political theory, American politics, public law, and international relations, with intersectional approaches to the study of politics based in critical race theory, post-colonial studies, feminist theory, trans studies, and queer theory. Books will cover a range of current topics, such as same-sex marriage; trans inclusion in the military; LGBT politicians; shifting public opinion over lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans rights; and the enumeration of additional and intersecting identities under the LGBTQ+ umbrella such as intersex and asexual.

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