Queer Studies at Oregon State University

Queer Studies at Oregon State University is an interdisciplinary area of study in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Our curriculum centers on perspectives and critical approaches too often marginalized within Queer Studies by focusing on Queer Indigenous/Two-Spirit critiques, Queer of Color Critiques, Queer Diasporic Critiques, Transnational Sexualities and Feminisms, Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming critiques, Queer Disability activism, and other grassroots movements for radical social change.

The undergraduate and graduate (Master's and PhD) minors in Queer Studies prepare students to examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and policed and, further, imagines liberatory futures for people of all genders and sexualities. Centering itself on the activism and scholarship of women of color, transnational feminisms, Two-Spirit Indigenous people, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of color, this minor examines homophobia and transphobia's relationship with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of power.