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Robert Connelly Adjunct Senior Professorial Lecturer Critical Race Gender and Culture Studies

Bob Connelly is a senior adjunct professorial lecturer of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Bob received his M.F.A. in Film and Electronic Media at American University, and began teaching LGBTQ film theory and history in the school’s Department of Film and Media Arts in 2001 before joining WGSS to teach LGBTQ history in 2006. He is the author of articles on media representations of the LGBTQ community for The Advocate, the Independent Feature Project, and the Center for Media & Social Impact. Bob was a research manager with National Geographic Channel, and is currently a research associate with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.

MFA, Film and Electronic Media, American University
BA, English, Colgate University
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Spring 2024

  • WGSS-350 Interpreting Gender in Culture: The Gay 80s

Fall 2024

  • WGSS-350 Interpreting Gender in Culture: Gay and Lesbian Documentary