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Academics & Libraries

At Emory, students can choose from a variety of courses that explore issues and topics of sexuality and gender. Specifically, the Studies in Sexualities interdisciplinary program is housed in the Emory College of Arts and Science and each semester offers numerous courses with various affiliated faculty from across the university. Further, Emory has a vibrant Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that frequently offers an introductory course in Studies in Sexualities, as well as seminars in Queer Theory.

Emory students also have access to extensive queer-related articles, books, and media through the Woodruff Library and can be easily searched using the library’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Guide. Additionally, James Steffen serves as the library’s LGBT Studies librarian. If you want to conduct research on the LGBT history of Emory, you can now search the Office of LGBT Life's Records at the Woodruff Library.

The Office of LGBT Life has a variety of books and DVDs available to students, faculty, and staff. Our materials range from educational documentaries and theoretical works by Judith Butler, to comedies like Will & Grace and tongue-in-cheek dating books. The Office of LGBT Life also carries an active subscription to Out Magazine as well as other magazine-type resources. Our library collection can be viewed online here.

All current students, faculty, and staff are welcome to borrow materials from our library. Individuals may borrow books for up to a month at a time and DVDs for up to a week. With a simple check-out process, our materials are very accessible.