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Mission Statement

Queer Studies at CSUN provides an academic home for those who wish to study the intellectual, cultural and material conditions that have shaped our current understandings of sexuality and gender variation as well as for those who wish to generate new, resistant theories and practices. The program offers an undergraduate minor, sponsors courses, organizes lecture series and brings together interested students, faculty and larger Los Angeles communities.

Academic Advisement

The Queer Studies Program helps students select the program and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and interests. Contact Director Mary-Pat Stein at (818) 677-6762 or (818) 677-5603 to schedule an appointment. The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/EOP reviews students’ progress to ensure that the requirements of a minor in Queer Studies are fulfilled. Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP.

Clubs and Societies

Program Committee

  • Shira Brown (Women’s Research and Resource Center)
  • Amanda Harrison (English)
  • Greg Knotts (Elementary Education)
  • Sarina Loeb (Pride Center)
  • Kenneth Luna (Modern and Classical Literature/Linguistics)
  • Wladimir Lyra (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Hillary Miller (Theatre)
  • Pavithra Prasad (Communication Studies)
  • Jeanne Robertson (Biology)
  • Emmanuel Sabaiz (English)
  • Mary-Pat Stein (Biology)


Queer Studies Program
Director: Breny Mendoza
Sierra Tower (ST) 807
(818) 677-6762 or (818) 677-5603