The Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender Individuals (LGBT) in the Profession assesses the status of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender scholars in the profession; advances the research on LGBT issues; develops curriculum materials; and works to ensure tolerance toward LGBT political scientists.
Term expiring September 4, 2017
- Shawn Schulenberg, Marshall University
- Ellen Andersen, University of Vermont
Term expiring August 31, 2018
- Jami Taylor, University of Toledo, Chair
- Rick Valelly, Swarthmore College
Term expiring August 31, 2019
- Stephen Engel, Bates College
- Helma de Vries-Jordan, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Projects and Activities
- Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered in Political Science: Report on a Discipline-Wide Survey (.pdf; published January, 2010)
- Recent Works Published on LGBT Politics (.pdf)
- Review of U.S. Politics Textbooks
The Committee authorized a review of 17 recent editions of top-selling textbooks marked for use in courses that provide an introduction to U.S. Politics. The result of that review were published as "Survey of Textbooks for Teaching Introduction to U.S. Politics: (How) Do They See Us" (.pdf) in PS: Political Science & Politics, Vol. 40, No. 2 (April 2007)
- Online Syllabi Project
LGBT in the Profession has started to collect and review available online syllabi for courses in gender, sexuality, and American politics. For a list of some of these syllabi, see the APSA Online Political Science Syllabi page and scroll to the topic heading Gender, Sexuality, and American Politics.
If you would like to submit a syllabus for that list for review, please foward an electronic copy or link to Patricia J. Campbell (University of West Georgia).
Related Organizations and Programs
Previous Panels or Roundtables at the APSA Annual Meeting:
- 2016 Panel: The Future of Transgender Rights
- 2014 Panel: Navigating the Academic Seas: Career Strategies for LGBT Scholars
- 2013 Roundtable: LGBT Rights after Perry and Windsor
- 2012 Panel: The Politics of Defining "The Family"
- 2012 Panel: President Obama and LGBT Issues
- 2011 Roundtable: Transgender Political Science? A Roundtable Discussion on the Whats, Hows, and Whos of the Research