"When I decided to join UNT, one draw was that I noticed LGBT Studies (then called Studies of Sexuality) existed housed in History. The visibility of the program was a good portent regarding students and forward-thinking colleagues. Bringing my specialization and course in History of Sexualities, I immediately affiliated and cross-listed courses. The students have proven to be engaged in social justice and human services. Many want to help individuals through teaching, counseling, or NGO and policy work to better society.
Deborah Needleman Armintor's research and teaching in LGBT studies extends from specific issues in eighteenth-century British literature to broader topics in interdisciplinary studies of gender, sexualities, and queer theory. Dr. Armintor also serves UNT's LGBT community through her work as a UNT Ally and as a member of the Senate Committee on the Status of LGBT Faculty. She is currently at work on a second book, about the homoeroticization of same-sex Master/Servant and Mistress/Servant relationships in the 1700s.
Marilyn Morris has published articles and essays on sexuality, marriage, adultery, and gender issues regarding public figures such as Lord Hervey, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Charke, and the Chavalier d'Eon and the lesser known Anna Larpent and Samuel Kevan. Her most recent book is Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics (Yale University Press, 2014).
Dr. Chwee-Lye Chng, Regents Professor, from the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, has been teaching the UNT core curriculum course, Health 2200: Family Life and Human Sexuality, since 1981. The course incorporates a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and multiethnic perspective on human sexuality, reflecting the diversity of sexual experiences in our society and world. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) sexuality issues are routinely incorporated into lectures and discussions. Dr.
Harry M. Benshoff is an Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas. His research interests include topics in film genres, film history, film theory, and multiculturalism. He has published essays on blaxploitation horror films, Hollywood LSD films, The Talented Mr.