Past Third Thursday Presentations

2012-2013

LGBT Short Films
Randy Casperson, Communication

"I Will Freely Circulate in the Intermediate Space": Claude Cahun's Challenge to Museums
Amy K. Levin, English

"Anarchy and Are You Gay?: Is Homosexuality Genetic in Punk?"
Scott Stalcup, NIU student

"Inhuman Human: Purity Pledges, Social Control, and the Queering of Heterosexuality"
Jimmie Manning, Communication

"Campus Pride: a personal story: Becoming a Student Leader and Activist at NIU"
Romeo Jackson, NIU student

"Part of the team? The experiences of LGBT college student-athletes"
Eric Archer, Counseling, Adult & Higher Education

2011-2012

"Steps to a More Trans Inclusive Campus"
Bethany Hill, NIU Student

"Teaching Trans Topics in the Classroom"
Beth Schewe, Instructor, Department of English & Women's Studies Program

Join us for a discussion of Leslie Feinberg's Drag King Dreams
Book Club Discussion

Join us for a discussion of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Graphic Novel)
Book Club Discussion

"Through the Looking Glass: Researching LGBT Organizations"
Rob Ridinger, University Libraries

2009-2010

Flederfictions: Personal Papers in GLBT Research
Rob Ridinger, University Libraries

Legal and Statistical Consciousness Among Gay and Lesbian Couples
Carol Walther, Department of Sociology

Lesbian and Gay Art & Artists
Debbie Smith-Shank, Division of Art Education

Social spaces, hierarchies, and regulations in LGBTQ young adult fiction
Corrine Wickens, Department of Literacy Education

2008-2009

Transforming the Straight Curriculum
Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Institute participants Sally Conklin, Christine
Malecki, Robin Moremen, Diana Swanson

Getting Clipped': Denial and Masculinity Politics in the 2002 US Senate Race in Montana
John Butler, Alumnus, Department of Communication

Researching Alt-Sex Culture and History: The Leather Archives & Museum
Rick Storer, Executive Director of the Leather Archives & Museum

It's Reigning Men: Same-Sex Desire in the Renaissance Theater
Dee Anna Phares, Instructor, Department of English

Sex-Change Surgery: Is It Worth It?”
Professor Sharon Sytsma, Department of Philosophy

Unmasking the Family Discount? When Gay Employees Give Gay Customers Unauthorized Discounts
Professor Mark Rosenbaum, Department of Marketing

2007-2008

A Brief Introduction to External Funding for LGBT Studies
David Stone and Kellie Dyslin, Office of Sponsored Projects

Am I Welcome Here? Exploring How LGBT Consumers Assess their Place Identity
Professor Mark Rosenbaum, Department of Marketing

He Was Martha Before She Was: Beverley Nichols' Marketing of Gay Sensibility in the 1930s
Josh Adair, Doctoral Student, Department of English

Charity and Sylvia: Researching Love between Women in the Early American Republic
Professor Rachel Hope Cleves, Department of History

Sex Lives in Second Life
Professor Rob Brookey (co-authored with Kristopher Cannon, Master’s Student), Department of Communication

2006-2007

Body Image and Unsafe Sex
Professor Andrew Reilly, Department of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences

Hee-Haw Hallelujah! The Straight Story On the Same-Sex Marriage Issue in Appalachia's 2004 Presidential Vote.
Casey LaFrance and Brian Frederick, Graduate Students, Department of Political Science

Little Queer Riding Hood: Gay Youth in French Cinema
Jeffrey Oman, Master’s Student, Department of Communication

Queer Art
Professor Debbie Smith-Shank, School of Art

Ethics, Religion, and Sexuality: Musing on Becoming an Ally
Professor Sally Conklin, School of Allied Health Professions

Queer Comedy: If We Don’t Laugh At Ourselves, Who Will?
Carolyn Law, Graduate School

2005-2006

Communicating Homophobic Attitudes: Hetero-Identity Concern and Homophobia in Fraternities
Professor Betty LaFrance, Department of Communication

Intersexuality: What It Is and Why We Should Care
Professor Sharon Sytsma, Department of Philosophy

Forward Into the Past: The Necessity of Radical Feminism Today
Billy Clem, Ph.D. Student, Department of English

Making Family: Storytelling Among Lesbigay Parents and Their Children
Visiting Professor Colette Morrow, Purdue University

Choosing to Include Gay Issues in Teacher Preparation Coursework: One Professor’s Journey
Professor Randi Wolfe, Department of Teaching and Learning

‘Officer Friendly’ and ‘Tough Cops’: Gay and Lesbian Police Officers
Professor Kay Forest, Department of Sociology

2004-2005

Speaking for Our Lives.
Professor Robert Ridinger, University Libraries

Hiding Homoeroticism in Plain View: The Fight Club DVD as Digital Closet
Professor Robert Brookey, Department of Communication

Collecting Community: The Gender Studies Special Collection
Lynne Thomas, Rare Books & Special Collections, University Libraries

Little Women? Jo March as Transgender Hero
Mary Shelden, Alumna, Department of English

A matter of moral values: Religion, Authoritarianism, and Homophobia
Wayne Wilkinson, Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology