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Douglas Owen Meyer

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Office location and address
204 Levering Hal
102 Amphitheater Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
B.A., Albion College
M.A., CUNY
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
WGS 3105: Issues in LGBTQ Studies
Credits: 3
This course is an interdisciplinary analysis of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) Studies. We will study historical events and political, literary and artistic figures and works; contemporary social and political issues; the meaning and development of sexual and gender identities; and different disciplinary definitions of meaning and knowledge.
WGS 3110: Queer American History
Credits: 3
Course focuses on 20th century history of LGBTQ activism, but will include formation of heterosexual and homosexual identities and historical constructions of sexual practices prior to the 1900s. From 20th c. the course will focus on the Homophile Movement, Gay Liberation, and ACT UP, among other activist movements. Although primary emphasis will be placed on historical activism, contemporary movements regarding LGBTQ-rights will be included.
WGS 3800: Queer Theory
Credits: 3
Introduces students to some key & controversial theoretical texts that make up the emerging field of queer theory. The approach will be interdisciplinary, w/ an emphasis on literary, social, & aesthetic criticisms that may shift according the instructor's areas of expertise. Active reading & informed discussion will be emphasized for the often unseen, or submerged, aspects of sexuality embedded in cultural texts, contexts, & litterateurs.
WGS 4500: Topics in Women, Gender & Sexuality
Credits: 1–4
Topics in Women, Gender & Sexuality vary by semester.
WGS 4998: Women, Gender & Sexuality Senior Thesis I
Credits: 3
Majors in Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) are encouraged to become Distinguished Majors. Students complete a two-semester written thesis (approximately 40-60 pages in length) in their fourth year under the supervision of a WGS faculty member. The thesis allows students to pursue their own interests in depth and have the intellectual satisfaction of defining and completing a sustained project. Please see your WGS advisor for more information. Prerequisites: WGS Major, WGS 2nd Major
WGS 4999: Women, Gender & Sexuality Senior Thesis II
Credits: 3
Majors in Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS) are encouraged to become Distinguished Majors. Students complete a two-semester written thesis (approximately 40-60 pages in length) in their fourth year under the supervision of a WGS faculty member. The thesis allows students to pursue their own interests in depth and have the intellectual satisfaction of defining and completing a sustained project. Please see your WGS advisor for more information. Prerequisite: WGS Major, 2nd Major