Out for Lunch
Out for Lunch Series is an informal conversation with staff and faculty members and allows students to meet LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff and administrators in a casual space over lunch. The purpose of the lunch series is to provide an opportunity for students to hear from faculty, staff, and administrators in the LGBTQ+ community about their life experiences, careers, successes and challenges in an intimate setting. All university students are welcome to attend the Out for Lunch series. For this lunch, we will be talking with Geoffrey Ream!
Professor Ream will be discussing their topic: Queered Science: A Life of LGBTQIA+ Advocacy Through Research
Prof. Ream is a social work professor without being a social worker. His Master’s and Ph.D. are in Human Development, a research field that is to social work like research psychology is to clinical psychology. As a gay second-year student in psychology at the University of Michigan during the Culture Wars of the late 1990’s, he dreamed of working with people like Ritch Savin-Williams in the Department of Human Development at Cornell whose research spoke truth to power. Prof. Ream achieved that goal, and has since generated some of the highest-profile research on LGBTQIA+ issues to come from Adelphi. While more recent generations may (justifiably) think of research as irrelevant or even counterproductive to LGBTQIA+ interests, e.g., transmedicalism, research on LGBTQIA+ issues has historically taken up the causes of LGBTQIA+ activists and advocates and been an asset to them. This conversation will be about a thread of LGBTQIA+ history that not very many people know how to tell anymore, which is the role of empirical research.
If you can’t attend in person, this event is being offered in a hybrid format here! https://adelphiuniversity.zoom.us/j/94545910664