1st Edition

Queer Sharing in the Marketized University

Edited By Churnjeet Mahn, Matt Brim, Yvette Taylor Copyright 2023
    236 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    236 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection contributes to an understanding of queer theory as a "queer share," addressing the urgent need to redistribute resources in a university world characterized by stark material disparities and embedded gendered, racial, national, and class inequities.

    From across a range of precarious and relatively secure positions, authors consider the changing politics of queer theory and the shifting practices of queers who, in moving from the margins toward the academic mainstream, differently negotiate resources, recognition, and returns. Contributors engage queer redistributions in all tiers of the class-stratified academy and across the UK, the US, Australia, Armenia, Canada, and Spain. They both indict academic hierarchy as a form of colonial knowledge-making and explore class contradictions via first-generation epistemologies, feminist care work in the pandemic, Black working-class visibility, non-peer institutional collaborations, and student labor.

    The volume reflects a commitment to interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical approaches and methodologies across anthropology, Black studies, cultural studies, education, feminist and women’s studies, geography, Latinx studies, performance studies, postcolonial studies, public health, transgender studies, sociology, student affairs, and queer studies. This book is for readers seeking to better understand the broad class-based knowledge project that has become a defining feature of the field of queer studies.


    Yvette Taylor, Matt Brim, and Churnjeet Mahn 

    Part 1: Cooperating and caring within and against the marketized university 

    1. In search of the cracks in the system: Feminist and queer scholarship in education and the marketized university in Spain

    Alejandro Caravaca, Ingrid Agud-Morell, and Mauro C. Moschetti  

    2. Queering the binary: The politics of the pre/post-1992 division in UK higher education

    Aura Lehtonen

    3. Co-operation not competition: On the queer potential of co-operative higher education

    Malcolm Noble 

    4. Collective study and the possibilities of becoming: Between a feminist space in Yerevan and the US university

    Tamar Shirinian 

    Part 2: Redistributing queer inclusion in the raced and classed academy

    5. Exploiting shared queer knowledge  

    Mary Zaborskis

    6. WAGES AGAINST INCLUSION! FULL INCLUSION NOW! Towards a queer manifesto against LGBT+ inclusion in universities

    Maddie Breeze and Darcy Leigh 

    7. Redistributing the light: From socio-scenography to company—and the formation of 125th & Midnight

    Rommi Smith 

    8. Wanting more from OER: Enacting a queer of color commitment to open 

    Karen Zaino

    Part 3: Confronting the shared silences of queer institutional spaces

    9. Little strokes fell great oaks: Silences, meaning-making, and LGBTIQ+ forced displacement

    Tina Dixson and Renee Dixson  

    10. Mentorship phenomenology: Queer sharing, opposition, and generosity

    Ela Przybyło 

    11. A novice feminist pedagogy: Community, accessibility, and lessons from online learning during COVID-19

    Jenny Rossberg and Alexandra Stamson 

    12. More than rainbows: Creating and reframing queer spaces on college campuses

    Jeffrey Eppley and Chad Mandala


    Churnjeet Mahn is Professor of English at the University of Strathclyde and a fellow of the Young Academy of Scotland (Royal Society of Edinburgh). Her publications include Journeys in the palimpsest: British women’s Travel in Greece 18401914 (2012) and the edited collection Creativity and Resistance in a Hostile World (2020).

    Matt Brim is Professor of Queer Studies at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. His books include Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University (2020), James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination (2014), and the coedited Imagining Queer Methods (2019).

    Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education, University of Strathclyde, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Books include Working-class Lesbian Life (2007), Making Space for Queer Identifying Religious Youth (2015), and the co-authored Feminist Repetitions in Higher Education: Interrupting Career Categories (2020).