Dr. Jason Whitesel (Ph.D., Ohio State University) holds a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University where he is delighted to teach the core sequence of classes in the Queer Studies Concentration: Sociology of Gender, Sociology of the Body, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, and Queer & Transgender Theory. He formerly coordinated the Queer Studies Minor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Pace University where he was awarded tenure in 2018 and LGBTQA Educator of the Year in both 2016 and 2018. He researches, writes, and consults on Intersecting Categories of Oppression, Men & Masculinities, Gay Men’s Experiences, Fat Studies, and Social Constructions of Deviance, and has authored a critically acclaimed book, Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma (NYU Press, 2014). He is currently writing on groups with a mission to support older gay- and bisexual men; and he is researching the representation(s) (and lack thereof) of same-gender-loving men of color and size in the queer community.
292.001Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
264.001Racial, Social Class, And Gender Inequality
264.002Racial, Social Class, And Gender Inequality
Qualitative Research Methods, Critical Race Studies, Fat Studies, Gender Studies, and Queer Studies