(UNR NEVADA TODAY) – The Gender, Race & Identity (GRI) department is gaining a new minor – LGBTQ studies. The curriculum is focused on the different experiences, cultures, politics and identities associated with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Dr. Emily Hobson, GRI chair and associate professor of GRI and history, is one of the faculty who will teach courses in the minor. Her specialties include social justice movements, intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ history and queer studies and the history of HIV/AIDS. A number of other faculty across the College of Liberal Arts and University will also contribute courses to the minor.
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According to Hobson, student interest in LGBTQ studies has grown significantly over the last several years. Additionally, the GRI faculty has long been eager to add the minor.