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Chris Hinesley

Assistant Director

Center for Campus Life
Student Affairs
Adjunct Faculty

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SAU A-530

Chris Hinesley

Assistant Director

Center for Campus Life
Student Affairs
Adjunct Faculty

Education

BS in exercise science, MS in wellness management, Ball State University; Ed.D. in executive leadership, St. John Fisher College

Bio

Teaching interests: I teach courses in gender and sexuality from a feminist, intersectional perspective, specifally center queer and trans spectrum lived experiences.

Courses taught: Gender and Health; Gender, Science, and Technology; Introduction to LGBT Studies; Queering Gender; Sociology of Gender

Research interests: Gender transition; the effects of privilege and oppression on education and wellness


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Currently Teaching

WGST-459
3 Credits
This variable topic course examines one or more themes, figures, movements, critical questions or issues in the areas of LGBTQ+ studies. The topic for the course is chosen by the instructor, announced in the course subtitle, and developed in the syllabus. Topics in LGBTQ+ Studies can be taken multiple times provided the topic being studied has changed.
WGST-210
3 Credits
This introductory course examines a broad range of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues within the historical, psychological, racial, theological, cultural, and legal contexts in which we live. Students will learn the historical and theoretical foundations of LGBTQ+ studies as well as the contemporary implications for family, work, religion, and law for LGBTQ+ people and the mainstream society. Students will have the opportunity to compare the regulation of sexual orientation across different gender, racial, and socioeconomic communities.
WGST-361
3 Credits
This course begins with the concept that sexuality, gender and gender identity is neither fixed nor innate. Many people who adopt a definition or expression of gender different from society often identify themselves as queer. The study of this movement is referred to as queer theory. This course examines the concepts of sex, gender, and gender expression of straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic classes within the context of the larger society in which we live. Students will explore the unique political, legal, and interpersonal challenges faced by those embracing queer identity as well as the diversity of gender identities and expressions.

In the News

  • February 17, 2021

    eight portraits of RIT staff members.

    RIT celebrates outstanding staff with university’s Presidential Awards

    RIT honored the service and dedication of its employees with the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony Feb. 17. The annual awards, this year held as a webinar, are presented to staff members who exemplify outstanding service and dedication to the university and who exhibit a high degree of personal ethics and integrity while consistently demonstrating a strong commitment to student success.

  • July 9, 2019

    Book cover titled: Gender Diversity: A Guide of Higher Education Faculty

    Gender diversity guide aimed at helping faculty learn more about gender

    Assistant Professor Alan Smerbeck is working with Q Center director Chris Hinesley on an updated edition of Gender Diversity: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, which is set to come out in spring 2020. Originally published in 2016, the guide is meant to serve as a base-level reference book for learning about gender diversity, labels and pronouns, and the do’s and don’ts of talking about gender identities.