Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Meet the Faculty at the Gender and Women's Studies program at UK: Part III

Tax and tuition dollars to lobby for same-sex marriage and for Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender legal status?

Ellen D.B. Riggle is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies and Associate Director of the Gender and Women's Studies program. Her research interests include the effects of minority stress on the well-being of GLBT individuals and same-sex couples, and legal status issues for same-sex couples. For more information about Dr. Riggle's research, please visit

Salary = $70,650

"The Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Kentucky investigates gender broadly conceived and the cultures and contributions of women worldwide from feminist/womanist perspectives. The purpose of the program is to develop and coordinate an interdisciplinary curriculum in Gender and Women's Studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels; support critical research, teaching and public programming in Gender and Women's Studies that take into account various beliefs about gender, race, class, and sexuality; and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. The Gender and Women's Studies Program aims to serve the University and the Commonwealth through promotion of equity and commitment to excellence."

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