Acknowledging LGBTQIA Visibility in the Classroom

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
1:10 PM - 2:25 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


The session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. 


This workshop has reached capacity and registration is closed for this session.


This interactive workshop will overview strategies to engender queer visibility in the classroom. First, we will use the lens of queer pedagogy to identify and unpack how our educational practices as faculty normalize and reproduce hetero and cisnormativity. Then, we will discuss some strategies for how queer pedagogy can inform our teaching practices. The workshop will be concluded with an informal question-and-answer session focused on the challenges and messiness faced when implementing these practices.


This workshop is an elective session for a certificate of completion in Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence.

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Vanessa Kitzie
Assistant Professor
School of Library and Information Science

Vanessa Kitzie studies the information practices of marginalized groups, with a focus on LGBTQ+ people and communities. Her research findings inform how information centers, such as libraries, and systems can better serve these individuals. Kitzie's work is interdisciplinary, spanning library and information science, communication, sociology, and critical studies.