LGBT History and the College Classroom
This talk and discussion will focus on teaching LGBT history to undergraduate students today. How should such a history be taught to undergraduates? How do they receive that history? Dr. David Palmer will lead a discussion on these questions by speaking of his experiences teaching specialized undergraduates seminars and surveys in US history – one of which produced the information available at the webpage LGBT Identities, Communities, and Resistance in North Carolina, 1945-2012.
Dr. Palmer is a lecturer of history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research explores ideas of identity and difference in lesbian and gay thought in late twentieth-century America. He teaches various courses in US history, including an advanced undergraduate seminar on US LGBT histories.