Locating Queer Culture in the Big Ten

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This article offers a first-person account of the author's experience teaching an undergraduate course on local queer culture, using her own campus as the site for primary research. The course asks how students might understand the role of Midwestern public universities in the production of queer culture. And how might such knowledge revise understandings of queer culture and its locations, both in the past and in the present? The author describes the course design, the goals of introducing undergraduate students to two scholarly methods (archival research and ethnography) and a number of original research projects undertaken by students.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-23
Number of pages15
JournalLearning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • archives
  • ethnography
  • gay
  • lesbian
  • local history
  • methods
  • pedagogy
  • queer


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