Faculty In Review

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Department

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Edward P Kaufman

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Department

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Ardel M Thomas

Chair, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Department

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Stanford University
PhD in Modern Thought and Literature - Stanford University
M.A. in English - University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. in Women's Studies and Creative Writing - University of Colorado, Boulder















Dr. Thomas is non-binary trans and the author of the forthcoming INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES textbook which has been piloted in classes at CCSF. Thomas has served as department chair since 2006 and has worked tirelessly to move the department forward. This includes getting an A.A. degree in LGBT Studies approved at the state level.
And a NEW Social Justice Studies A.A. - T. in conjunction with Women's Studies coming in Spring 2018 : Feminist, Queer, and Trans Studies. Previous to 2005, they have taught at Stanford University, Lexington Community College, and The University of Colorado, Boulder.

Fall 2017 ONLINE COURSE INFORMATION:
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFO FOR STUDENTS: athomas@ccsf.edu

1) LGBT 5 and LGBT 15 have NO IN PERSON MEETINGS - ALL OF THE ORIENTATION MATERIALS ARE ONLINE.

2) The URL for the course will be at canvas

LGBT 5: Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies is completely online. There are no on campus required or optional meetings - no on campus orientation or exams.

LGBT 15 - Pre-Stonewall Queer Writers, Lives, and Cultures is completely online. There are no on campus required or optional meetings - no on campus orientation or exams. HOWEVER, there are 3-4 films you will need to see in the semester. I recommend Netflix, the public library, or your favorite eclectic video store. The important thing is to look at the syllabus the first week and see the films earlier than the weeks they are due. If you are an international student, please let me know and we will figure something out for the films.

Book for LGBT 5: FINDING OUT

Books for LGBT 15: 1) HIDDEN FROM HISTORY eds. Duberman, Vicinus, and Chauncey 2) Wilde's DE PROFUNDIS 3) Hall's THE WELL OF LONELINESS 4) Mishima's CONFESSIONS OF A MASK 5) Baldwin's JIMMY's BLUES. Please be aware that HIDDEN FROM HISTORY IS TECHNICALLY OUT OF PRINT - IT IS AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS ONLINE BOOKSELLERS. IT WILL ALSO BE ON RESERVE AT ROSENBERG LIBRARY AT CCSF'S OCEAN CAMPUS.

Books will be available at the CCSF bookstore. For those of you not in the area, you will find all of the books online at various booksellers like Powell's Books and Amazon Books. Most of these books will also be available at your public library. You may also find Wilde's De Profundis online.



PUBLICATIONS - this is a partial list:

Introduction to Transgender Studies. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press, 2017.

Transgender Reference Guide co-authored with Aaron Devor Chair of Transgender Archives at University of Victoria, BC. Forthcoming from ABC-CLIO Press in 2018.


"Queer Vampires" in Gothic and Vampires in process forthcoming 2017.
"Queer Women in the Gothic" in Women in the Gothic. Forthcoming from University of Edinburgh Press, 2015.
"Queer Family Structures in Elizabeth Gaskell's Short Fiction" in Gothic Kinships. University of Edinburgh Press, 2013.
"Queer Gothic" in Victorian Gothic. University of Edinburgh Press, 2012.
Queer Others in Victorian Gothic: Transgressing Monsrosity. University of Wales/University of Chicago Press, 2012.
• "Lesbian Issues in a Global Context." Forum on Public Policy in Conjunction with Oxford University Press, 2009.
• “Monstrous Nothingness and Queer Echoes in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India.” Queering the Gothic, Manchester UP, 2009.
• Writing for Real: A Handbook for Writers in Community Service (co-authored with Carolyn Ross). New York: Addison, Wesley, and Longman, 2003.
• "Thieves at the Dinner Table: Queer, Racial, and National Amalgamations in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone." Fictions of Unease: The Gothic From Otranto to the X-Files. Ed. William Hughes. Bath: Sulis Press, 2002.
• "Gay and Lesbian Culture in London"; "Lesbian Detectives"; "Queer Sexuality and Empire" (co-authored with Leslie Minot). The Reader's Guide to Gay and Lesbian Studies. Timothy Murphy, editor. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999.
• Biographies of Cheryl Clarke and Pat Parker. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States. Cathy N. Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin, editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Introduction to Transgender Studies - in process. 2017.

Queer Others in Victorian Gothic: Transgressing Monstrosity. University of Wales/University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Writing For Real: A Handbook for Writers in Community Service (co-authored). New York: Addison, Wesley, and Longman, 2003.

International Gothic Association

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