Research Resources

Queer: A Graphic History by Dr. Meg-John Barker

“Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Jules Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.

From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.” – Icon Books

  • APA citation: Barker, M. J., & Scheele, J. (2016). Queer: A Graphic History. Icon Books Limited, London.


ContraPoints is an irreverent video essayist who explores gender identity and queer theory while using her extensive background in academic philosophy.  See especially “Gender Critical” at

Lecture on Queer Theory and Gender Performativity by Professor Paul Fry

This video lecture, Yale University Professor Paul Fry delivers an introduction to Judith Butler and Michel Foucault’s works on sexuality and gender.

Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay by Sharon Marcus

An article on the history and overview of the origins of queer theory. This article begins with an explanation of the problematic and complicated histories of library classification of queer texts and includes an excellent bibliography of queer theorists.

  • APA citation: Marcus, S. (2005). Queer Theory for Everyone: A Review Essay. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol 31, No. 1. Retrieved from

My Genderation

An independent documentary film series exploring gender variance.

logoQueer Nation,

Queer Nation was the first national activist group to employ the term “queer” in their name. The group was founded by veterans from ACT UP, and the group’s activism enacted and enabled queer theory.

Brown University LGBTQ Center’s Queer Theory Reading List

A living list of queer scholarship which includes various POC authors and a lot of important intersectional texts.

Queer Theory Subject Guide from University of Illinois at Chicago

A guide by the University of Illinois at Chicago libraries about queer theory resources, links, data bases and books.

20 Must Read Queer Theory Texts from

A list of 20 essential texts on queer theory, including a number of POC authors and responses to Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble.