1st Edition

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

    242 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    242 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    Kristen Renn

    Preface: Reflecting on Identity, Reframing Policies, and Reshaping Higher Education

    Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

    Part I: Rethinking LGBTQIA Identity

    1. Multiplicity of LGBTQ+ Identities, Intersections, and Challenges

    Devika Dibya Choudhuri and Kate Curley

    2. How Intersex Identities Shape Sex and Gender: What’s at Stake in Postsecondary Education?

    Kari J. Dockendorf

    3. Gender, Kinship, and Student Services: A Dialogue Centering Trans Narratives in Higher Education

    Jason C. Garvey, Benjamin C. Kennedy, Soren Dews, and Rachel Greene

    4. Exploring the Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Collegians with Disabilities: Maybe I Exist

    Amanda A. Bell

    Part II: Rethinking Contexts

    5. Assessing the Classroom "Space" for LGBTQ+ Students

    Jason L. Taylor

    6. Asexual Student Invisiblity and Erasure in Higher Education: "I Thought I was the Only One"

    Amanda L. Mollet and Brian Lackman

    7. Revealing the Potential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be Liberatory Environments for Queer Students: (Re)Centering the Narrative

    Steve D. Mobley, Trinice McNally, and Gretchen T. Moore

    8. LGBTQ+ Matters and the Community College: Policy and Program Considerations for Students, Faculty, and Staff

    Melvin Whitehead and Needham Yancey Gulley

    Part III: Rethinking Policies and Possibilities

    9. Challenging Complicity and Institutional Racism: The Role of Critical White Queer Academics

    Paul W. Eaton

    10. Trickle Up Policy-Building: Envisioning Possibilities for Trans*formative Change in Postsecondary Education

    Kari Dockendorff, Megan Nanney, and Z Nicolazzo

    11. Trans QuantCrit: An Invitation to a ThirdSpace for Higher Education Quantitative Researchers

    Kate Curley

    12. Ending Allies through the Eradication of the Ally (Industrial) Complex

    Dian D. Squire


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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.