OUT NOW! Queer People of Color in Higher Education, an edited volume by Joshua Moon Johnson and Gabriel C. Javier, published by Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Queer People of Color in Higher Education is a comprehensive work discussing the lived experiences of students, faculty members, and staff members who are marginalized because of their racial, sexual, and gender identities. Campus members who have been historically marginalized due to the race, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation are just recently being focused on; however, their identities are often viewed in isolation. Aspects of racism, homophobia and heterosexism, and transphobia do not happen one at a time. This book creates conversations on issues that are rarely acknowledged while also providing resources to best support queer people of color (QPOC) on U.S. college campuses. QPOC individuals are still discriminated against and targeted for hate and bias incidents on college campuses at alarming rates. This edited volume covers emerging issues, such as mental health needs of QPOC student, recruiting and retaining QPOC faculty and staff members, and creating policies to support marginalized populations. The chapters will be authored by leading researchers and practitioners who concisely summarize current literature while also adding new ways to address issues of injustice related to racism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia.
Dr. Joshua Moon Johnson is the author of three books. Beyond Surviving was released in 2012 and rose to the number 1 position on Amazon.com’s Gay and Lesbian Activism category. Authentic Leadership is an edited volume produced with Dr. Lemuel Watson, which discusses leadership, sexuality, gender, and race within the lives of educators. His newest book is Queer People of Color in Higher Education, edited with Gabriel Javier.
Dr. Johnson has also published numerous articles. Two of his most recent articles include:
Gay and queer men of color at Southern universities featured in W.M. Reynolds (E.), Critical studies of southern place: A reader, with Peter Lang Publishing and Back to the basics: Meeting the needs of marginalized populations on campus in The Vermont Connection, Spring 2014
Dr. Johnson’s books include:
Authentic Leadership: An Engaged Discussion of LGBTQ Work as Culturally Relevant
Lemuel W. Watson, University of South Carolina
Joshua Moon Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Beyond Surviving: From Religious Oppression to Queer Activism
By: Joshua Moon Johnson, Ed.D.
Joshua Moon Johnson also serves as the editor of a book series entitled Contemporary Perspectives on LGBTQ Advocacies in Society. Learn More