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CCOM Symposium

Not Gay: The Homosexual Ingredient in the Making of Straight White Men

Monday, February 27  |  5:00–7:00 PM  |  Johnson Room  |  BCR Credit

Sponsored in part by the NEH/Frederic M. Ayers Fund and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Program 

Jane Ward is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside (UCR), where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies. She is the author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men (NYU Press, 2015) and Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations (Vanderbilt University Press, 2008).

Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Her second book, forthcoming with NYU Press, is titled Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men.

Ward writes the feminist blog FeministPigs.com and cofounded, along with CJ Pascoe and Tey Meadow, SocialInqueery.com. She was an original member of the queer burlesque troupe The Miracle Whips and also started the parenting collective L.A. Genderqueer Parenting, both based in Los Angeles.