Reflections on Teaching an EUI Course

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Siobhan Somerville


I have taught my course “Locating Queer Culture” (GWS 467) twice for the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI), since Spring 2009. This course revolves around two key questions: How might we understand the role of Midwestern public universities like the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) – and their surrounding communities – in the production of queer culture? And how might such knowledge revise our understanding of queer culture and its locations, both in the past and in the present?

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