Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog

Queer Studies Graduate Minor

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Immerses students in advanced theoretical, historical and contemporary issues related to sexuality. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze systemic exclusion/inclusion, conduct independent interdisciplinary analysis through a queer studies lens, and apply queer theory to practice.


A graduate minor in Queer Studies requires the completion of 12 credit hours, including AMST 5430  - Queer Theory/ GWST 5430  - Queer Theory , a minimum of 6 hours at the 5000+ level, and a capstone experience or independent study. For committee-based degree programs with queer studies content, it is expected that the student will include one committee member from Queer Studies faculty.

Faculty Advisory

An interdisciplinary, independent Queer Studies committee advises the program on curriculum, scheduling andcoordination. A faculty advisor is assigned to the student on declaration of the minor.

The faculty advisory committee for the minor includes:

  • Rachel Watson, Director Queer Studies, Chemistry
  • Ulrich Adelt, American Studies, African American & Diaspora Studies
  • Ruth Olga Bjorkenwall, Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies
  • Christine Boggs, Ellbogen Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Catherine R. Connolly, Gender & Women’s Studies
  • Danielle Renee Cover, Law
  • Michelle Jarman, Disability Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies
  • Barbara Ellen Logan, History
  • Jamie Snyder, Criminal Justice & Sociology
  • Lilia Soto, American Studies, Latino/a Studies
  • Jennifer Tabler, Criminal Justice & Sociology


Please contact the program director, Rachel Watson (RWatson@uwyo.edu), for more information.

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