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Queer Studies focuses on the social production and regulation of sexuality, asking: How does sexual normativity structure and shape diverse social and political institutions? What are the intersections of sexual marginality and other axes of difference (gender, race, ethnicity, disability, class, indigeneity, nation)? How does the social organization of desire produce forms of oppression and of resistance in varied places and times?

The Course Cluster in Queer Studies at Wesleyan includes courses across the humanities, the humanistic social sciences, and the interdisciplinary programs. Particular research and teaching strengths at Wesleyan include queer theory, theories of difference and embodiment (including disability and trans studies), queer of color critique, and transnational sexuality studies. Wesleyan Queer Studies courses are listed on WesMaps.

If you have questions regarding Queer Studies at Wesleyan, please contact the cluster’s administrator, Professor Margot Weiss (mdweiss-at-wesleyan.edu).