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Committee for LGBTIQ+ Scholars and Scholarship
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The Committee for LGBTIQ+ Scholars and Scholarship was constituted to identify ways that SBL can best support LGBTIQ+ scholars and scholarship.  In pursuit of this mandate, the committee seeks to support, promote, and advocate for LGBTIQ+ members through the following:

  • Create opportunities for mentorship, mutual support, and networking among and between LGBTIQ+ members.
  • Create and maintain regular programming for professional development, pedagogy, and work/life balance (wellness) for LGBTIQ+ members.
  • Advocate for better and more visible representation of LGBTIQ+ members on all SBL committees and in the leadership of SBL.
  • Advocate for better and more visible representation of LGBTIQ+ scholarship in meetings, programs, book displays, addresses, and lectures.
  • Create and maintain policies to ensure safer spaces, free from hostility and antagonism toward LGBTIQ+ scholars and scholarship, and to better promote their professional and interpersonal flourishing.

Originally a task force, it becomes a committee in 2022, and the members’ terms and years of each term will be determined by January:

Name

Term

Years of Term

Lynn Huber 2 2021-2023
Joseph A. Marchal (Chair) 2 2022-2024
Peter Anthony Mena 2 2021-2023
Melissa Harl Sellew 2 2022-2024
Eric Thomas 2 2023-2025
Charlene van der Walt 2 2023-2025


Staff Liaison- LaToya Leary

 
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