Gender and Sexualities

Committee Chair

Craig Young (2018 - 2021)
Bloomsburg University of PA

Committee Members

Kisha Bryan, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018-2021)
Nicholas Husbye, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018-2021)
Laura Jimenez, ([email protected]), Committee Member, (2018-2020)
Jon Wargo, ([email protected]) Committee Member (2018-2020)
Amy Vetter, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018-2019)
Rachel Skrlac Lo, ([email protected]), Committee Member (2018-2019)

Purpose

  • To promote and encourage literacy research that highlights perspectives around gender and sexualities, especially as those identities intersect with race, class, language, nationality, religion, age, ability, and culture. 
  • To increase awareness, access to information, and collaboration among a diverse network of scholars that supports LGBTQ individuals and counters homophobia and heteronormativity in LRA, schools, and communities. 
  • To advocate for LGBTQ youth, families, and educators in and out of schools through policies, curricula, and instructional practices that include and support gender and sexual diversities. 
  • To encourage interaction and engagement with organizations and scholars involved in outreach, advocacy, and/or research related to gender and sexual identities in various local and global contexts.