2013 Program in Sexuality Studies Summer Graduate Fellowships Awarded to Joseph Cabosky, Cassandra Hartblay, and Rachel Hynson
Their work in Mass Communications, Medical Anthropology, and History moves Sexuality Studies in new directions.
Molly Cassity Wins 2013 Prize for Best Undergraduate Work in Sexuality Studies
Molly's project, “Defining the Virus through Personal Experience: Oral Histories of Homosexuality and the AIDS Crisis,” uses personal narratives to highlight the importance of friends, family members, lovers, partners, or communities in coping with AIDS.
2013 Pine Tree Summer Fellowships for Brian Beaman, Kearra Brinson, and Kevin Claybren
These undergraduates will spend the summer studying depression and anxiety in the LGBTI community, women's activism in the South, and the effects of bullying on LGBTQ youth educational outcomes.
Armistead Maupin Jr. Featured in Carolina Alumni Review
Read about Carolina alumnus Armistead Maupin Jr. '66, whose writing "marked the first time that gay characters were integrated in a storyline in the mainstream of popular fiction." It's in the latest Carolina Alumni Review.
About the Program
In Fall 2004, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill began offering a minor in Sexuality Studies. This minor is designed for students interested in exploring the study of sexual/gender identities—such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual—as well as the full range of human sexual behaviors and identities in diverse cultures and historical periods.
The program is multidisciplinary, drawing on disciplines as wide-ranging as anthropology, biology, cultural studies, economics, genetics, health sciences, history, legal studies, literature, political science, psychology, the visual arts, and sociology to study the varying ways human sexual identities and experiences can be constructed and interpreted.