Inspired by the success of the Dinner and Dialogue Series, Out to Lunch allows for informal conversations between students and LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and administrators 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.
Join Dr. Eric Knee, assistant professor of health and sport sciences, on April 7th at 1pm. Pre-register here!
Dr. Eric Knee (he/him) is an assistant professor in the Department of Health & Sport Sciences within the College of Education & Health Sciences at Adelphi University. His research studies (a) the intersectional experiences of queer populations within leisure contexts and (b) organizational “inclusion” initiatives for non-dominant populations (i.e. those who are not white, cisgender, upper-class, able-bodied, heterosexual, etc.). Specific studies have looked at the relationship of queer homeless youth to an urban LGBTQ neighborhood, the future of queer leisure spaces during COVID-19, the impacts of LGBTQ-diversity training on professional competencies, queer youth sport spaces, and the case of the “world’s first LGBTQ sport and recreation center.” A midwest transplant now residing in Brooklyn, Dr. Knee’s personal experiences navigating inequitable social structures in his life continues to inform the social justice orientation of his work today.