The Andrea Carson Coley Lecture was endowed by a donation by Andrew and Kathy Coley in memory of their daughter Andrea Carson Coley (1972-1993), who was a certificate candidate in Women's Studies. Each spring, our Andrea Carson Coley Lecture brings to campus scholars doing cutting-edge research in the area of LGBTQ studies.
Previous Coley Lectures
Siobhan Somerville, University of Illinois
Mollie Blackburn, The Ohio State University
Juana María Rodríguez, University of California, Berkeley
Laura Brown, Fremont Community Therapy Project
Janet Jakobsen, Barnard College, “The Woman Question: Gender, Sexuality and Public Policy”
Tricia Lootens, Univeristy of Georgia, “Friends and Family: Coming Home”
Susan Rankin, The Pennsylvania State University, “Queering Campus: The State of Higher Education for the LGBT Community”
Amy Hollywood, Harvard University, “Religiously Queer, Queer Religiously”
Michelle Cliff, Renowned Author of Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven, "Everything is Now, a Reading with Commentary"
E. Patrick Johnson, Northwestern University, “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales”
Chris Cuomo, University of Georgia, "Religion & The Right to Be Gay"
Pat Griffin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, “Sexism, Feminism and Lesbians in Sport: Unlocking the Locker Room Closet ”
Kendall Thomas, Columbia University, “Condoleezza Rice and Wanda Jean Allen”
Joan Roughgarden, Stanford University, "Evolution's Rainbow"
Shirlene Holmes, Georgia State University, "Writing With Pride: Theatre as an Agent for Social Change & Lesbian and Gay Activism"
Nancy Bereano, Founder of Firebrand Books, "Way Over the Rainbow: Considering the Politics of Outsiderness"
Cynthia Patton, Emory University, "A Dozen Ways to Die: Why Tolerance of Sexual Minorities is Not Enough"
Claudia Card, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Lesbians, Evil, and Gray Zones"
Verta Taylor, Ohio State University, "Corporations as the New Frontiers for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Rights"
Esther Rothblum, University of Vermont, "Just Friends: The Role of Friendship in Lesbians' Lives"
Charlotte Patterson, University of Virginia, "Lesbian and Gay Families with Children: Research, Law, and Policy"
Barbara Smith, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, "African American Lesbian and Gay History: An Exploration"
Laura Brown, University of Washington, "The Lesbian/Gay Paradigm: Directions for the 21st Century"