Current Scholarship Roundup: LGBTQ+ Conference in London and more

By Emilia R. Marcyk

Scholarship and academic news that addresses LGBTQ identities and concerns, of interest to librarians and information professionals


  • Linley, Jodi L., et al. “Faculty as Sources of Support for LGBTQ College Students.” College Teaching 64.2 (2016): 55-63. URL: from a national survey of LGBTQ college students, Linley et al identified ways that college faculty can support these students on campus. In formal interactions, faculty can support students through language, course content and familiarity with LGBTQ topics in the classroom, or by advising or being active in LGBTQ groups. Informal faculty support may include being visible on campus, and acting as allies to LGBTQ students.
  • Mace, Stephanie, Marilyn Campbell, and Chrystal Whiteford. “Coping with Victimization in Heterosexual and Sexual Minority University Students.” Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 28.2 (2016): 159-70. URL:, Campbell and Whiteford examine the feeling of social support that LGBTQ and straight college students feel after being the victims of bullying. They found there was no significant difference between the two groups.
  • Misgav, Chen. “Some Spatial Politics of Queer-Feminist Research: Personal Reflections from the Field.” Journal of Homosexuality 63.5 (2016): 719-39. URL: discusses the impact of queer and feminist theory when applied to the study of LGBTQ groups.
  • Paceley, Megan S., Lance C. Keene, and Benjamin J. Lough. “Barriers to Involvement in Nonmetropolitan LGBTQ Organizations.” Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 28.2 (2016): 117-39. URL: community centers and programs in rural areas have not received the same research attention as their urban counterparts. Through interviews, focus groups and observation, the authors identified barriers to the success of these programs, which originated from individuals, organizations and the communities themselves. The article has implications for nonmetropolitan organizations looking to reach LGBTQ individuals in their communities.


  • The Allied Media conference in Detroit is now open for registration. From the conference website: “…the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define ‘media’ as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!”The conference runs June 16 – 19, and registration is on a sliding scale. Further details are available on the conference website:
  • The LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections Conference will take place this year in London, and is now open for registration. From the conference website: “ALMS is an international conference focused on the work by public, private, academic, and grassroots organizations which are collecting, capture and preserving archives of LGBTQ+ experiences, to ensure our histories continue to be documented and shared.”The conference run June 22 – 24. Further information is available on the conference website:

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