Schneider Wins Award for Special Issue of GLQ

Posted January 13th, 2011 at 12:14 pm.

Schneider, right, with co-editor

Schneider, right, receiving the award

According to one officer of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, “the most competitive, perhaps most coveted CELJ award” is the organization’s Special Issue Award. This year, that laurel went to GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, for a special issue co-edited by Bryn Mawr Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider. Schneider shares editing credit with Daniel Heath Justice and Mark Rifkin.

Titled Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity, the volume “proposes that dialogue between Native studies and queer studies can contribute to our understanding of the U.S. nation-state, Native polities and peoplehood, and the complex role of culture(s) in political expression and identification,” its editors write. In her introduction to the issue, Schneider offers a brief overview of the history of U.S. Indian policy and how the violent control of Native genders and sexualities has furthered the project of genocide.

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