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Syllabus: Equity, Elitism, And Public Higher Education, Katina Rogers, Matt Brim Apr 2021

Syllabus: Equity, Elitism, And Public Higher Education, Katina Rogers, Matt Brim

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This is a syllabus for a mixed MA/PhD level course, "Equity, Elitism, and Public Higher Education," taught in Spring 2021 at the Graduate Center by Matt Brim and Katina Rogers.

Higher education can be a powerful engine of equity and social mobility. Yet many of the structures of colleges and universities—including admissions offices, faculty hiring committees, disciplinary formations, institutional rankings, and even classroom pedagogies and practices of collegiality—rely on tacit values of meritocracy and an economy of prestige. For public universities like CUNY this tension can be especially problematic, as structurally-embedded inequities undermine the institution’s democratizing ...


Poor Queer Studies: Class, Race, And The Field, Matt Brim Nov 2018

Poor Queer Studies: Class, Race, And The Field, Matt Brim

Publications and Research

This study asks, What are the material conditions under which queer studies is done in the academy? It finds a longstanding association of queer studies with the well-resourced, selective colleges and flagship campuses that are the drivers of class and race stratification in higher education in the U.S. That is, the field of queer studies, as a recognizable academic formation, has been structured by the material and intellectual resources of precisely those institutions that most steadfastly refuse to adequately serve poor and minority students, including poor and minority queer students. In response, “poor queer studies” calls for a critical ...


Queer Cuny V Conference, Leonard Vogt, J. Elizabeth Clark Jul 2004

Queer Cuny V Conference, Leonard Vogt, J. Elizabeth Clark

Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS)

The date May 1 means different things to different people. Historically, May 1 is May Day, an international day of solidarity for workers. For Roman Catholics, May 1 is the opening day of the Month of the Virgin Mary. For queers at CUNY, May 1 was the date of the fifth annual Queer CUNY conference.