Writing and Publishing in LGBT Studies
Friday, October 31, 2014
Gelman Library, Room 702
This is the first panel of the Fall 2014 semester in the ongoing series Strategies for Interdisciplinary Publishing Success, brought to you by the GW Libraries. This panel discussion of the important and emerging interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender (LGBT) Studies featured scholars from multiple disciplines, including Nursing, English, Psychology, and Womens' Studies. The addressed topics related to research, authorship, and publishing. Panelists shared their personal experiences on the editorial boards of journals as well as in their own prolific publishing and research.
Moderated by Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English
Kimberly Acquaviva, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Associate Professor of Nursing
Lisa Bowleg, Professor of Applied Social Psychology
Robert McRuer, Professor of English and Chair of English Department
Bonnie Morris, Women's Studies professor
Jonathan Hsy is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University, and he specializes in medieval literature with interests in disability history and queer theory. His current book project investigates first-person accounts by medieval authors who identify as blind or deaf. He is Co-Director (with Alexa Huang) of the GW Digital Humanities Institute, and his articles about same-sex desire and disability in medieval culture have appeared in traditional print venues, interdisciplinary essay collections, and open access journals.
Kimberly Acquaviva is an authority on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) aging and serves on the editorial boards of several refereed journals including Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research. Dr. Acquaviva is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Society on Aging, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the American Anthropological Association, and the Society for Medical Anthropology. She is the former Co-Chair of the American Society on Aging’s LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN).
In her capacity as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Acquaviva works in consultation with the University’s Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs to oversee all matters related to the life cycle of a GW SoN faculty member. Dr. Acquaviva works intensively with junior and mid-level faculty in both tenure-track and non-tenure-track positions to maximize their chances for success in achieving their goals for promotion and/or tenure.
Lisa Bowleg is Professor of Applied Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at George Washington University. She holds a M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology from GW. She is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher whose work focuses on: (1) the social-structural context of Black men’s HIV risk and protective behaviors; (2) intersectionality; and (3) resilience and health among Black LGBs. She is a member of the editorial board of the journals LGBT Health and Sexuality Research and Social Policy and has published her LGB-related research in social science journals such as Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Sex Roles and the Journal of Lesbian Studies. She is a member of the Behavioral and Social Consequences of HIV/AIDS Study Section at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Her most recent award includes the 2014 Psychology and AIDS Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association.
Robert McRuer is Professor of English at George Washington University. He is the author of Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities (1997), Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (2006) , and countless articles. He is now completing a book that considers locations of disability within contemporary political economies and globalization.
Bonnie Morris is the author of twelve books, three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. She is now in her 20th year as women's studies faculty at GWU. Her work address lesbian history and culture, the women's music movement, and the way women's history is understood in the classroom; Women's History for Beginners was featured on C-Span Book TV last winter. She recently won a Barbara Deming grant and a writing residency at the Hedgebrook retreat to complete her current project on the closing of women's bookstores and other radical spaces. Her essays, poems and stories have appeared in over 70 anthologies of women's writing, and last year she won the Finishing Line Press competition for a first volume of poems by a woman writer.