Gender and Sexualities


  • To promote and encourage literacy research that highlights perspectives around gender and sexualities, especially as those identities intersect with race, class, language, nationality, religion, age, ability, and culture. 

  • To increase awareness, access to information, and collaboration among a diverse network of scholars that supports LGBTQ individuals and counters homophobia and heteronormativity in LRA, schools, and communities. 

  • To advocate for LGBTQ youth, families, and educators in and out of schools through policies, curricula, and instructional practices that include and support gender and sexual diversities. 

  • To encourage interaction and engagement with organizations and scholars involved in outreach, advocacy, and/or research related to gender and sexual identities in various local and global contexts. 

Co-Chair - 2016 - 2017
Corrine Wickens
Northern Illinois University
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Co-Chair - 2016 - 2017
Stephanie A. Shelton
University of Alabama
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