Scholarly yet provocatively written, Academic Outlaws presents a discussion of how life in the academic world is experienced by gay men and lesbian women. Using a narrative style that mixes autobiography, case study data and fiction, William G Tierney provides timely insight into the challenges gays and lesbians face in higher education and proposes an alternative process for redefining long-established cultural norms.
Dr. William Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education here at Rossier and the Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. He is an expert on higher education policy analysis, governance, and administration
Setting the Record 'Straight'
PART ONE: THEORETICAL INTERSECTIONS OF CULTURAL STUDIES AND QUEER THEORY
A Cartography of Culture
Queer Theory as Cultural Politics
Dining at the Table of the Norm
A World of Five-Second Comments
PART TWO: ACADEMIC PORTRAITS AND STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
The Academic Closet
Queering the Academy
Structure and Change
Looking Back, Looking Forward