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Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts
Identity, Policies, and Campus Climate

ISBN 9781138331464
Published September 30, 2019 by Routledge
242 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts situates and problematizes identity interaction, campus life, student experiences, and the effectiveness of services, programs, and policies affecting LGBTQIA college students at both two- and four-year institutions. This volume draws from intersectional and critical perspectives to explore the complex ways in which LGBTQIA identities are shaped, discussed, and researched in higher education spaces. Chapters provide student affairs and higher education scholars with theory and practice perspectives on sociopolitical and historical contexts, student learning and development, support services, and explore how higher education reflects society’s pervasive stereotypes and lack of awareness of LGBTQIA students’ identity development and needs.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Preface: Reflecting on Identity, Reframing Policies, and Reshaping Higher Education  Part I: Rethinking LGBTQIA Identity  1. Multiplicity of LGBTQ+ Identities, Intersections, and Challenges  2. How Intersex Identities Shape Sex and Gender: What’s at Stake in Postsecondary Education?  3. Gender, Kinship, and Student Services: A Dialogue Centering Trans Narratives in Higher Education  4. Exploring the Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Collegians with Disabilities: Maybe I Exist  Part II: Rethinking Contexts  5. Assessing the Classroom "Space" for LGBTQ+ Students  6. Asexual Student Invisiblity and Erasure in Higher Education: "I Thought I was the Only One"  7. Revealing the Potential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be Liberatory Environments for Queer Students: (Re)Centering the Narrative  8. LGBTQ+ Matters and the Community College: Policy and Program Considerations for Students, Faculty, and Staff  Part III: Rethinking Policies and Possibilities  9. Challenging Complicity and Institutional Racism: The Role of Critical White Queer Academics  10. Trickle Up Policy-Building: Envisioning Possibilities for Trans*formative Change in Postsecondary Education  11. Trans QuantCrit: An Invitation to a ThirdSpace for Higher Education Quantitative Researchers 12. Ending Allies through the Eradication of the Ally (Industrial) Complex  Afterword

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Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher is Professor of Higher Education/Community College Leadership and Associate Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Devika Dibya Choudhuri is Professor of Counseling at Eastern Michigan University, USA.

Jason L. Taylor is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah, USA.


"The book you hold provides some insight and direction into how postsecondary educators, scholars, and students might understand this moment in the history of LGBTQIA students in higher education. This book both helps explain this paradoxical moment in LGBTQIA student experiences in higher education and helps move the research and practice further into a new moment." — From the Foreword by Kristen A. Renn, Michigan State University, USA.

"I encourage you to… re-engage what you think you know about LGBTQIA students and the topics of sexuality and gender in general. The chapters in this book offer great opportunities to do so." — From the Afterword by Dafina-Lazarus Stewart, Colorado State University, USA.