Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0001-7291-5056

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

“Negotiating Academic and Personal Selves” is Chapter 4 of the book Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation (AltaMira Press, 2001). Here I show how my relationships with the gay men of my research community alter how I position myself in graduate courses, how I practice research, how I write, and how I teach my classes. As a student, I delve into new projects on sexual orientation and identity; as an instructor, I alter course reading lists, assignments, and activities. This chapter also moves through my increasingly problematic encounters with associates who identify as heterosexual. My new consciousness makes me impatient for my straight associates to raise their consciousness.

Publication Title

Between Gay and Straight: Understanding Friendship Across Sexual Orientation [book]

ISSN

0759101116