Founded in 1987, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus (LGBT Caucus) is the principal association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people and allies within the American Political Science Association and an important arena for the presentation of research on sexual and gender diversity studies in political science and related disciplines. Members of the caucus come from the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and several nations of the European Union. All academically affiliated social scientists, practitioner political scientists, and graduate students interested in the goals of the caucus are welcome to join. The purposes of this organization are:
A. To promote and facilitate the study of sexual and gender diversity studies in political science and related disciplines.
B. To combat discrimination against and provide support for LGBTQ faculty, students, and professionals in political science departments, as well as in society.
C. To encourage the application of the skills of political scientists to the promotion of equal opportunities for LGBTQ people.
D. To promote and facilitate the development of methods conducive to LGBTQ study of sexual and gender diversity.
E. To promote the recruitment of new members who identify as LGBTQ or are allies, with particular attention to groups that are historically underrepresented in the academy.
Helma de Vries-Jordan (Chair), University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, [email protected]
Zein Murib (Program Chair), Fordham University, [email protected]
Andrew Flores (Treasurer), American University, [email protected]
Ed Kammerer (Secretary), Idaho State University, [email protected]
c/o Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan
Associate Professor of Political Science Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
300 Campus Drive Bradford, PA 16701
APSA Committee on the Status of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender in the Profession