This conversation will honor Columbia’s rich LGBTQ+ history, highlight hubs of LGBTQ+ scholarship, and celebrate major advancements in LGBTQ+ law and policy. We will discuss the implications of promoting an LGBTQ+- affirming campus climate for recruitment, mentoring, advancement, and overall well-being.
Our panel will feature faculty and staff whose contributions to LGBTQ+ scholarship and activism have had a significant impact on life at Columbia and in the broader community.
Walter Bockting, Area Leader, Gender, Sexuality, and Health; Director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health; Professor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry and Nursing)
Anke Ehrhardt, Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Billy Caceres, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law; Faculty Director, Law, Rights, and Religion Project; Faculty Director, ERA Project
Tonya Richards, Chief Staff Diversity Officer, CUIMC Human Resources
Brian Smith, Assistant Professor of Computer Science