Frontiers in LGBT Studies

Scott McLemee’s column today shares the results of his informal poll of LGBT scholars, asking what frontiers they see opening up over the course of the next ten years. The column is very much worth reading, but I am sharing it here specifically because I felt proud that so many of the tasks that the respondents found to be most urgent — international alliances and studies of non-US queer culture being the most obvious examples — are already being pursued by the Chicago Theological Seminary’s LGBTQ Religious Studies Center. It’s already great that my alma mater is (to my knowledge) the only seminary with a program in queer studies, but it’s even better that they’re bucking the trends of Christians always being ten years behind and instead charting the course for ten years ahead.