Matt Brim

Associate Professor of Queer Studies, and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Brim’s research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century queer American literature and culture and on queer pedagogy. His book, James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination (2014), is available from the University of Michigan Press. His current book project is titled Poor Queer Studies. Brim also co-edits the journal WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly.

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Academic Interests
  • Queer Studies
  • Queer Pedagogy
  • Queer Theory
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature
  • James Baldwin
  • Associate Professor of Queer StudiesEnglishCollege of Staten Island
  • DirectorWomen's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies ProgramCollege of Staten Island
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004
  • B.A., Wabash College, 1994; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Current book project, “Poor Queer Studies”: Works at the undertheorized intersection of student impoverishment, academic precarity, and queer pedagogy to construct a new knowledge project: Poor Queer Studies. 
  • Brim, Matt and Amin Ghaziani, eds. Queer Methods. Spec. issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 44.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2016): 1-352. 
  • —–. Introduction. Queer Methods. Spec. issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly 44.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2016): 14-27.
  • “Teaching the Touching Text; or, How to Lay ‘Hands’ on Your Students.” The Hand of the Interpreter: Essays on Meaning after Theory. Eds. G.F. Mitrano and Eric Jarosinski. Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationships between the Arts. Ser. 3. New York: Peter Lang Pub., 2009. 135-150.
  • “The LGBTQ Short Story” in LGBTQ America Today. Ed. John Hawley. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008. 1131-1137.
  • “Papas’ Baby: Impossible Paternity in Going to Meet the Man.” Journal of Modern Literature 30:1 (Fall 2006): 173-198.
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