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Douglas A. Feldman LGBTQ Paper Award

Dr. Douglas A. Feldman, professor emeritus of anthropology at The College at Brockport, established the LGBTQ paper award in his name to support the College’s diversity mission. He cited the College’s aspiration for creating a climate that affirms human dignity, individual rights, civility, mutual respect, and academic freedom in creating this award. He also noted the importance of fostering a community that rejects all forms of prejudice and discrimination to make sure inclusion and equity prevail.

Dr. Feldman served Brockport as professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, teaching such topics as global issues, culture and AIDS, applied anthropology, medical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and the anthropology of sex. Author of several books on the impacts of the AIDS crisis, Dr. Feldman has received the Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology and the Distinguished Service Award from the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group.

Students apply for the Feldman LGBTQ Paper Award by submitting an academic work of up to 20 typed, double-spaced pages that focuses on the social and cultural aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender life and experiences in a supportive manner. Papers can be written for class assignments, and can represent either original research or review of academic research on issues. Students may have any major. Applicants may submit one paper a year, but can only receive the award one time.

A panel of readers from the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and other social or behavioral science departments, including faculty and experts from outside the campus when appropriate, will select one overall winner and one runner-up.