Since its inception in 1993, the Committee (now Institute) for LGBT Studies has become an important center that generates and circulates research on LGBTQ people, communities, cultures, histories, and politics.
Each year, the Institute funds Research Clusters that bring faculty, students, and community members together to investigate issues of shared concern, while enhancing individuals' research agendas, building local and national alliances, and generating public events.
Research Data Archive
Our Arizona LGBT Research Data Archive collects data about diverse LGBTQ populations in Arizona, and makes these data available for policy-making, advocacy, alliance-building, and benchmarking of progress over time. Current research topics are:
Borders, Migration and Globalization
The Borders, Migration and Globalization initiative examines how immigration, borders and sexualities are mutually transforming one another within the context of economic, political and informational globalization.
Brown Bag Lecture Series
University of Arizona faculty present research-in-progress through our Brown Bag Lecture Series and Conferences.
Completed Research Initiatives:
- Sex and Scholarship
The Sex and Scholarship series presented annual symposia on diverse topics ranging from Mexican & Chicano Masculinities to the Future of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
- Sex, Race & Globalization
The multi-year Sex, Race & Globalization project, involving seminars, conferences, reading groups, and Rockefeller Humanities Residency Fellowships, explored the imbrication of sexuality, gender and race with economic, political and informational processes across local, regional, national, and transnational scales.