Spring 2018 | CUNY Graduate Center | IDS 70100: Introduction to Queer Studies


If it can’t be shared, it can’t be taught

You have found Free Queer CUNY: An Open Pedagogy Project at the City University of New York.

In this graduate class we will design queer studies courses for undergraduate students across the CUNY campuses. Our work will be project based and shared. There will be an emphasis on using Open Educational Resources (OER) for course texts, and part of our work will be theorizing the act of “freeing” queer texts for working-class and working-poor students. In that vein, we will also focus on making the most of the queer labor already undertaken and the queer knowledge already produced within the CUNY system as we create our LGBT studies syllabi and hone our pedagogies. We will present on canonical and cutting-edge queer scholarship in order to survey the field, but always with an eye toward democratizing access to that work.