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GLUU: Out at NU

On this page find individuals who identifiy as queer or queer-friendly. If you would like your name included on this page or need to update your listing, please e-mail the webmaster with a brief bio.

Gregory Ward

Professor of Linguistics (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1985).
Main researach areas: Pragmatics, discourse, cognitive science.
Of particular L/G/B/T interest is a course I teach regularly entitled "Language and Sexual Diversity" (Linguistics C30); the course examines the ways in which speakers use language to construct, negotiate, present, and/or conceal their sexual identity and orientation.

Mary Weismantel

Professor of Linguistics (PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1985).
I am a bisexual woman and a member of the Women's Studies department (as well as the department of anthropology), and teach a few courses on gender and sexuality. I LOVE having gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans, and every other kind of student in my class, it's always much more fun and everyone learns more.

Vincent McCoy

Technical Support Consultant
Northwestern University Library
NU Class of 1975 (School of Music)
Vince was one of the founding members in the early 1970's of the NU gay/lesbian undergraduate organization now known as BGALA. He currently maintains the mailing list for the Annual Gay and Lesbian Homecoming Reception. Vince is also the listowner of the GLUU listserv and helps to maintain the GLUU Web page. Vince met his partner Wayne MacPherson while they were both NU undergraduates and they have been together ever since, now over 25 years. Vince has been an University employee since 1975. His current job is to provide computer training and support for the staff of the University Library.

Robert Noven

I am an Instructor of Internal Medicine at the medical school. I graduated from NUMS in 1984, completed my residency in 1987 and have been in practice since that time. I would like the opportunity to serve as a resource for the GLBTQ community at the medical school.
Medical School Class of 1984

Jeffrey Masten

Associate Professor of English and Comp Lit
In addition to some ongoing research and writing projects on the history of sexuality and masculinity, I regularly teach a Comp Lit course called "The Drama of Homosexuality" (CLS C-12).

Lane Fenrich

Assistant Dean, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Northwestern University, 1922 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-4030, 847-491-7560
History Department, Harris Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-2220, 847-467-4716
I teach in the history department, including courses on U.S. Lesbian and Gay History (which, like GLUU, has a more expansive focus than it's name suggests) and on the history of the AIDS epidemic. I'm also Assistant Dean for Freshman in Weinberg.

Juergen Hohaus

Doctoral student in Economics
MS from Purdue University (2000)

JD Wilson

Director of Marketing and Sales, Northwestern University Press
Northwestern University Press is the scholarly publishing arm of NU. Operating under the aegis of the NU libraries, we publish about 70 new books a year and work much like a trade publishing house, perhaps in miniature. I handle the sales, marketing, publicity, and some aspects of operations at the press. If you have any interest in books, please get in touch. Students interested in an internship at a working publishing company are always welcome. We’re located at 629 Noyes.

Danny M. Cohen

Lecturer, School of Education and Social Policy (SESP); SESP representative, University Study Abroad Committee (USAC); Commissioner, Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission
Research: Holocaust pedagogy; The interdependency of victimhoods.
Teaching: Holocaust memory; Holocaust education; Community program design. My work includes training educators to effectively teach about the Holocaust with the explicit goal of applying lessons from history to contemporary cases of oppression and atrocity. I am particularly interested in the history of the Nazis' persecution of homosexuals (as well as all other groups of people persecuted by the Nazis and their collaborators) and designing education about the current oppression around the world of people who are transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual.

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