Sex, History, and the Cities Study Abroad Program
This six-week experience, worth six credit hours, is a collaboration between Yvonne Pitts, associate professor of history and American studies, and Lowell Kane, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center.
This course explores LGBTQ history and culture from the 18th to the 21st centuries in three cities: New York, Paris and Berlin. Taking a comparative approach, we examine the changing meanings of same-sex sexual desires, acts and identities. We will uncover and recover how people formed communities around shared sexual and gender identities, and how those communities developed and survived, often in the face of devastating and violent social, legal and economic oppression.
- Historical identity
- Liberation and regulation
- Community and cultural expression
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Study Abroad in the News
Congratulations to Lowell Kane and Yvonne Pitts!
Yvonne Pitts, associate professor of history and American studies, and Lowell Kane, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center, were recognized for their Sex, History, and the Cities study abroad program, which received the Gender and Sexuality Knowledge Community’s Exemplary Program Award for 2018 by National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). NASPA is the leading international association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession.
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Read about Kelsey Johnson's experience during the Sex, History, and the Cities study abroad trip
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Please contact the program administrators below for more information.
Director, LGBTQ Center
Associate professor, Department of History