Rethinking LGBTQIA Students and Collegiate Contexts situates and problematizes identity interaction, campus life, student experiences, and the effectiveness of services, programs, and policies affecting LGBTQIA college students at both two- and four-year institutions. This volume draws from intersectional and critical perspectives to explore the complex ways in which LGBTQIA identities are shaped, discussed, and researched in higher education spaces. Chapters provide student affairs and higher education scholars with theory and practice perspectives on sociopolitical and historical contexts, student learning and development, support services, and explore how higher education reflects society’s pervasive stereotypes and lack of awareness of LGBTQIA students’ identity development and needs.

part I|2 pages

Rethinking LGBTQIA Identity

chapter 1|14 pages

Multiplicity of LGBTQ+ Identities, Intersections, and Complexities

ByDevika Dibya Choudhuri, Kate Curley

chapter 2|10 pages

How Intersex Identities Shape Sex and Gender

What’s at Stake in Postsecondary Education?
ByKari J. Dockendorff

chapter 3|18 pages

Gender, Kinship, and Student Services

A Dialogue Centering Trans Narratives in Higher Education
ByJason C. Garvey, Benjamin C. Kennedy, Soren Dews, Rachel Greene

chapter 4|14 pages

Exploring the Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Collegians with Disabilities

Maybe I Exist
ByAmanda A. Bell

part II|2 pages

Rethinking Contexts

chapter 5|17 pages

Assessing the Classroom “Space” for LTBTQ+ Students

ByJason L. Taylor

chapter 6|21 pages

Asexual Student Invisibility and Erasure in Higher Education

“I Thought I Was the Only One”
ByAmanda L. Mollet, Brian Lackman

chapter 7|21 pages

Revealing The Potential for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to be Liberatory Environments for Queer Students

(Re)Centering the Narrative
BySteve D. Mobley, Trinice McNally, Gretchen T. Moore

chapter 8|15 pages

LGBTQ+ Matters and the Community College

Policy and Program Considerations for Students, Faculty, and Staff
ByMelvin Whitehead, Needham Yancey Gulley

part III|2 pages

Rethinking Policies and Possibilities

chapter 9|16 pages

Challenging Complicity and Institutional Racism 1

The Role of Critical White Queer Academics
ByPaul W. Eaton

chapter 10|16 pages

Trickle Up Policy-Building

Envisioning Possibilities for Trans*formative Change in Postsecondary Education
ByKari Dockendorff, Megan Nanney, Z Nicolazzo

chapter 11|17 pages

Trans QuantCrit

An Invitation to a ThirdSpace for Higher Education Quantitative Researchers
ByKate Curley

chapter |4 pages


ByD-L Stewart