Heteronormativity Is Hot Right Now

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Alan Defibaugh

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Alan Defibaugh

As the fall semester gets under way, we must acclimate ourselves to the most important ritual of graduate-student life: the proclamation of our "interests." For those of you not in graduate school, this event occurs at the beginning of every seminar: We all introduce ourselves and make some statement about what we are grooming ourselves to study, or our "interests."

I use quotation marks because these interests are not really interests—at least not in the way that one is