Professor Nemeth co-authors article on Queer Literature
Emily Nemeth, Assistant Professor of Education, has co-authored an article on queer literature for young adults. The article examines the possibilities for how queer literature can offer inclusive discourses to young adults. The authors investigate the experiences of an extra-curricular book discussion group where students and teachers contributed to the reading list. Particularly interesting is how the young adults in the reading group experienced an important difference in their encounters with "queer" literature that actively prompted a questioning of social norms and assumptions around gender and sexuality, rather than "LGBT-inclusive" literature that didn't offer as many possibilities to readers for ways of being different in the world.
Dr. Nemeth holds a B.A. in Educational Studies and Spanish from Denison University, a M.Ed. in Higher Education, Service Learning from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Adolescent, Post-Secondary, and Community Literacies from The Ohio State University. She began her career in education as a corps member for City Year, AmeriCorps.
Within the Queer Studies program, Dr. Nemeth teaches QS 101 Introduction to Queer Studies and QS 330 Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education.