EAAS Networks

LGBTQ+ Studies Network


Our mission is to promote the study of LGBTQ+ issues in the past and present and to create a scholarly and thriving community of European and international Americanists specialized in various disciplines and focusing on different cultures by encouraging academic collaboration on articles, conference organizations, edited collections, and a variety of interdisciplinary/joint projects.

 Our ambition is to develop and create opportunities across four areas:

1.   Research projects (The EAAS LGBTQ+ Studies Journal, EAAS Conferences, LGBTQ+ Studies Network panels and conferences, archival and history projects), favoring intersectional/comparative approaches.

2.   Social and Cultural Events (exhibitions, book signing events, theater productions)

3.   Education projects (Summer schools, targeted workshops)

4.   International networking/sponsoring (EAAS mentor-mentee program, Special Topic seminars)

Our goal is to empower students — engaging in LGBTQ+ studies and research — as well as to extend beyond the Humanities barrier and disseminate knowledge through interdisciplinary collaborations.

Our values:

Cooperation – Innovation – Respect – Visibility – Inclusivity


Webinar Program


Steering Committee

Anthony CASTET, University of Tours (France),

Anthony Castet is an associate professor of American studies at Tours University. He is a specialist in LGBTQ issues in the fields of history, politics and civil rights. His research focuses on contemporary culture wars and their impact on American democracy, the legal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, same-sex parenting, the intersections between politics, religion and civil rights, especially with respect to LGBTQ Americans. His research lies primarily in the areas of discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation. 

Constantine Chatzipapatheodoridis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece),

Constantine Chatzipapatheodoridis, Fulbright alumnus, is a Ph.D. Candidate in thr Department of American Literature and Culture, School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His fields of research activity include queer studies, performance studies and popular culture studies. With the aegis of IKY/SSF (State Scholarships Foundation, Greece), Mr. Chatzipapatheodoridis is currently working towards finishing his dissertation on the politics of global gay culture and the praxis of camp in the contemporary pop music stage. Parts of this research as well as other projects have appeared in international conferences and journals.

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