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SUNY OER Text for Intro to LBGTQ Studies

Deborah Amory, Professor at SUNY Empire State College, is seeking participants in the creation of an introductory level LGBTQ Studies OER text in 2019. This open textbook will focus on the study of LGBTQ issues and culture from an interdisciplinary, social science perspective. It will include key documents and multimedia resources, emphasizing an intersectional, feminist analysis.

From SUNY OER Services: 

We are seeking faculty teaching or doing research in the areas of gender and sexuality studies to serve as contributors, reviewers, and consulting editors for the project.

  • Contributors: Commitment for authoring a 4000-6000 word chapter within a provided structure (Feb-March 2019). See our author’s guide for details:
  • Reviewers: Commitment for providing comments on a chapter or the full manuscript around the time of April 2019
  • Consulting Editors: Commitment to identifying potential contributors (January 2019) and editing contributions in a particular subject area (May-June 2019).

A full project summary, author guide, and more details can be found at our project page:

The text will cover these areas, or you are welcome to propose additional topics:

  • Introducing LGBTQ Studies - Author Identified
  • LGBTQ History
  • Queer Theory
  • Understanding Prejudices against LGBTQ people - Author Identified
  • LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace - Author Identified
  • Education
  • Health and Medicine
  • LGBTQ Families & Parenting - Author Identified
  • Film and Media: representing LGBTQ lives
  • Literature and Art
  • Queer Globalizations: LGBTQ Anthropology past, present and future

If you are interested in taking part, please fill out the following form:

Questions can also be directed to: Deborah Amory ( or Allison Brown, (

Allison Brown
Digital Publishing Services Manager
Milne Library 209
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY