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Inclusive Classroom

An inclusive classroom is one that promotes learning for all students in a safe and inviting space.  The following PDF refers to ways that you can create an inclusive classroom for your class.

Creating An LGBTQ Inclusive Climate 

Meet the UW Oshkosh Faculty that teach LGBTQ topics.

Kathleen Corley: Expertise in LGBTQ Studies- Currently I am teaching Sexuality and Religion RS/WaGS 318 next Fall which is offered every other year. I will no doubt be doing additional courses in the future.

Susan Rensing: List the class that I teach for the certificate (History of Sexuality in the US). My expertise includes the history of marriage and reproductive justice.  I don't have any resources to recommend right now. I'm happy to provide resources to individuals that have specific questions.

Dana Merriman: Certificate class I teach is WAGS 310 Biology of Gender, 3 cr, Fall. My expertise are Biology, Neuroscience, Reproductive Physiology.

Suggested resources:

  • Power, Sex, and Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life, by Nick Lane. 2006, ISBN 978-0199205646.  Popular science-type paperback explaining the evolutionary origin of sexual reproduction.

  • Biological Exuberance, by Bruce Bagemihl.  Encyclopedic reference of how non-heterosexual relationships permeate the animal world; disproves the notion that the only "natural" relationship between animals is binary and heterosexual.

  •     Rippon, Jordan-Young, Kaiser, and Fine (2014). Recommendations for sex/gender neuroimaging research: key principles and implications for research design, analysis, and interpretation.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:650 (full length, no paywall)

  •    Joel and Fausto-Sterling (2016). Beyond sex differences: new approaches to thinking about variation in brain structure and function.  Philosophical Transactions 371(1688): 20150451

  •   Website of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.  "Our professional, supporting, and student members engage in clinical and academic research to develop evidence-based medicine and strive to promote a high quality of care for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals internationally."   

James Krueger: My expertise within LGBTQ Studies is Public Opinion. I teach Queer Politics and Policy for the LGBTQ Certificate on campus.

I recommend:

  • Jason Pierceson. Sexual Minorities and Politics: An Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Haider-Markel, Donald (2010). Out and running: Gay and lesbian candidates, elections, and policy representation. Georgetown University Press.
  • Haider-Markel, D., Miller, P., Flores, A., Lewis, D. C., Tadlock, B., & Taylor, J. (2017). Bringing “T” to the table: understanding individual support of transgender candidates for public office. Politics, Groups, and Identities, 5(3), 399-417.
  • Brettschneider, M., Burgess, S., & Keating, C. (Eds.). (2017). LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader. NYU Press.

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