The Beyond Bullying Project:

Stories of LGBTQ sexuality in schools

Our Publications

Beyond Bullying Publications and Media Appearances

Fields, Jessica, Laura Mamo, Jen Gilbert and Nancy Lesko. 2014. “Beyond Bullying?” Contexts 13(4):80-83.

Conversations about LGBTQ Sexuality in Schools.” Connections. (Publication of The Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts).

Lageson, Sarah. 2014. “Beyond Bullying: An Interview with Jessica Fields and Laura Mamo.” Contexts Podcast, Episode 21. November 21. Available online at https://contexts.org/episodes/beyond-bullying/

Related Publications by Beyond Bullying authors, 2012-present

Gilbert, Jen. 2014. Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. (Winner of the 2014 AERA Division B (Curriculum) Outstanding Book Award).

Lamb, Sharon and Jen Gilbert, eds. (under contract) The Cambridge Handbook on Children’s and Youth Sexual Development. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lesko, Nancy. 2012. Act your age! A cultural construction of adolescence (2nd ed.). New York & London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Fields, Jessica, and Lorena García, eds. Forthcoming (2017). Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning—Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling—Sexuality Education Research in the United States.

Payne, Elizabethe C., and Jessica Fields, eds. 2015. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning—Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in the Everyday Spaces of Schooling 6(1).

Fields, Jessica. 2012. “Sexuality Education in the United States: Shared Cultural Ideas Across a Political Divide.” Sociology Compass 6(1):1-14.

Fields, Jessica, and Elizabethe Payne. 2015. “Taking Up Space: Gender, Sexuality, and Schooling.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning [Introduction to special issue] 6(1):1-7.

Fields, Jessica, and Martha Copp. 2015. “Striving for Empathy: Affinities, Alliances, and Peer Sexuality Educators.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning 15(2):188-203.

Fields, Jessica, Jen Gilbert, and Michelle Miller. 2015. “Sexuality and Education: Toward the Promise of Ambiguity.” Pp. 371-87 in Handbook of Sexualities, edited by John DeLamater and Rebecca Plante. New York: Springer.

Fields, Jessica, and Signy M. Toquinto. 2016. “Sexuality Education in the Context of Mass Incarceration: Interruptions and Entanglements.” Pp. 279-300 in Handbook of Sexuality Education, edited by Louisa Allen and Mary Lou Rasmussen. London: Palgrave.

Gilbert, Jen. 2013. “Thinking in Sex Education: Reading Prohibition through the Film Desire.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning 13(1):30-39.

Gilbert, Jen. 2014. “LGBT Issues are not the Exclusive Concern of LGBT Students” University of Minnesota Press blog post. Available online at https://www.uminnpressblog.com/2014/07/sexuality-in-school-lgbt-issuesare-not.html

Gilbert, Jen. 2016. Foreword. Educators Queering Academia: Critical Memoirs, edited by sj Miller and Nelson Rodriguez. New York: Peter Lang.

Gilbert, Jen. 2016. “The Pleasure of Protest: LGBTQ Youth in School.” The Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 13(1):33-35.

Gilbert, Jen. 2016. “Walking Through the School: On the Erotics of Research.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning. 16(1):111-115.

Gilbert, Jen, Jessica Fields, Laura Mamo, and Nancy Lesko. 2017. “Tending Toward Friendship: LGBTQ Sexualities in US Schools.” Sexualities: 1363460717731931. doi:10.1177/1363460717731931. .

Gilbert, Jen, Jessica Fields, Laura Mamo, and Nancy Lesko. 2018. “Intimate Possibilities: The Beyond Bullying Project and Stories of LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender in US Schools.” Harvard Educational Review 88 (2): 163-183. doi.org/10.17763/1943-5045-88.2.163.

Gubrium, Aline C., Emily S. Mann, Sonya Borrero, Christine Dehlendorf, Jessica Fields, Arline T. Geronimus, Anu M. Gómez, Lisa H. Harris, Jenny A. Higgins, Katrina Kimport, Kristin Luker, Zakiya Luna, Laura Mamo, Dorothy Roberts, Diana Romero, and Gretchen Sisson. 2016. “Realizing Reproductive Health Equity Needs More Than Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC).” American Journal of Public Health 106(1):18-19.

Karkazis, Katrina, Laura Mamo, and Ugo Edu. 2016. Open Peer Commentaries: “Keeping an Eye on Power in Maintaining Racial Oppression and Race-Based Violence.” The American Journal of Bioethics 16(4):25-27.

Lesko, Nancy. 2013. “Cold War, Hot Peace, and Systems of Reasoning about Youth.” Education Et Sociétés [special Issue on the “reason” of education and a political sociology of education] 31(1):97-110.

Lesko, Nancy. 2013. “Conceptions of Youth and Children in the Theory into Practice Archive.” Theory into Practice [50th anniversary special issue] 52, Issue supplement 1:22-30.

Mamo, Laura. 2013. “Queering the Fertility Clinic.” Journal of Medical Humanities 34(2):227- 239.

Mamo, Laura, and Eli Alston-Stepnitz. 2015. “Queer Intimacies and Structural Inequalities: New Directions in Stratified Reproduction.” Journal of Family Studies 36(4):519-540.

Mamo, Laura, and Steven Epstein. 2014. “The Pharmaceuticalization of Sexual Risk: Vaccine Development and the New Politics of Cancer Prevention.” Social Science & Medicine 101:155-165.

Marsh, Carolyn S., and Jessica Fields. 2014. “Sexuality Education in the United States.” Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, edited by Heather Montgomery. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available online at https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791231/obo-9780199791231-0114.xml

Related Publications by Beyond Bullying authors, 2007-2011

Fields, Jessica. 2008. Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, Series in Childhood Studies. (Winner of the 2009 American Sociological Association Race, Gender, Class Section Book Award)

Lesko, Nancy, and Susan Talburt, eds. 2011. Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Mamo, Laura. 2007. Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

O’Brien, Jodi A., ed., with Eve Shapiro and Jessica Fields. 2009. Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Sears, Clare, Andreana Clay, Jessica Fields, and Alexis Martinez, eds. 2010. Social Justice—Criminalization and Sexuality 37(1).

Brotman, Jennie S., Felicia M. Mensah, and Nancy Lesko. 2010. “Exploring Identities to Deepen Understanding of Urban High School Students’ Sexual Health Decision-Making.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching 47(6):742–762.

Brotman, Jennie S., Felicia M. Mensah, and Nancy Lesko. 2011. “Urban High School Students’ Learning about HIV/AIDS in Different Contexts.” Science Education 95(1):87-120.

Casemore, Brian, Karyn Sandlos, and Jen Gilbert. 2011. “On Taking an Interpretive Risk in Sex Education.” Teachers College Record ID Number: 16383.

Dippo, Don, Jen Gilbert, Alice Pitt, and Marcela Duran. 2009. “Public Knowledge, Public Schooling and the Education of Public School Teachers.” Pp. 339-54 in Canadian Perspectives on the Sociology of Education, edited by Cynthia Levine-Rasky. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Fields, Jessica, and Celeste Hirschman. 2007. “Citizenship Lessons in Abstinence-Only Sexuality Education.” American Journal of Sexuality Education 2(2):3-25.

Gilbert, Jen. 2007. “Risking a Relation: Sex Education and Adolescent Development.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning 7(1):47-62.

Gilbert, Jen. 2009. “Reading Histories: Curriculum Theory, Psychoanalysis and Generational Violence.” Pp. 63-72 in The Curriculum Studies Handbook, edited by Erik Malewski. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

Gilbert, Jen. 2010. “Ambivalence-Only? Sex Education in the Age of Abstinence” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society, and Learning [Introduction to special issue] 10(3):233-237.

Gilbert, Jen. 2011. “The Erotic.” Pp. 290-94 in Keywords in Youth Studies: Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges, edited by Susan Talburt and Nancy Lesko. New York: Routledge.

Lesko, Nancy. 2010. “Feeling Abstinent? Feeling Comprehensive? Touching the Affects of Sexuality Curricula.” Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning 10(3):281-297.

Lesko, Nancy, Jennie S. Brotman, Ruchi Agarwal, Jamie L. Quackenbush. 2010. “Feeling Jumpy: Teaching about HIV/AIDS.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 23(7):823-843.

Mamo, Laura, and Rajani Bhatia. 2010. “Reproductive Rights.” P. 1469 in The Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by George Thomas Kurian. New York: Sage Publications.

Mamo, Laura, and Jennifer Ruth Fosket. 2009. “Scripting the Body: Pharmaceuticals and the (Re)Making of Menstruation.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society [special issue on reproductive technologies] 34(3):925-950.

Mamo, Laura, Amber Nelson, and Aleia Clark. 2010. “Producing and Protecting Risky Girlhoods: How the HPV Vaccine Became the Right Tool to Prevent Cervical Cancer.” Pp. 121-145 in Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine’s Simple Solutions, edited by Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, Steven Epstein, and Robert Aronowitz. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Our Media Appearances

Beyond Bullying and Related Media Appearances

Brown, Lydia, and John Dankosky. 2015. “Let’s Talk About Sex: Sex Education in Our Public Schools.” Where We Live, February 23. WNPR. https://wnpr.org/post/lets-talk-about-sex-sex-education-our-public-schools#stream/0

Corinna, Heather. 2008. “Firedoglake Book Salon Welcomes Jessica Fields: Risky Lessons.” https://firedoglake.com/2008/10/25/fdl-book-salon-welcomes-jessica-fields-risky-lessons-2/

Horner, Sarah. 2011. “Anoka-Hennepin School District Stands by Gay ‘Neutrality’ Policy.” Twin Cities Pioneer Press, August 14. https://www.twincities.com/ci_18672082

James, Scott. 2011. “Celebration of Gay Pride Masks Community in Transition.” New York Times, June 25. A27A. https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/us/26bcjames.html?smid=pl-share

Lageson, Sarah. 2014. “Beyond Bullying: An Interview with Jessica Fields and Laura Mamo.” Contexts Podcast, Episode 21. November 21. Available online at https://contexts.org/episodes/beyond-bullying/

Martin, Courtney. 2008. “Sex Education as Liberation.” The American Prospect, September 2. https://prospect.org/article/sex-education-liberation

Mulhere, Kaitlin. 2014. “Red-Faced Over Sex Weeks.” Inside Higher Ed, October 15. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/15/sex-week-events-draw-criticism-some-campuses

Blitz, Amanda. “Sex-ed protests continue” CTV News. May 10, 2015.

Jeffords, Shawn. “Sex-ed arguments haven’t changed since ’60s: Prof.” Toronto Sun. May 5, 2015. https://www.torontosun.com/2015/05/05/sex-ed-arguments-havent-changed-since-60s-prof

“Ontario Sexual Health and Education.” Beyond the Headlines. CIUT Radio. June 15, 2015.

Rushowy, Kristin. “Toronto school under sex-ed scrutiny gets support from expert” Toronto Star. May 15, 2016.

“Transgender children need support in school” The Current, CBC. December 3, 2014. https://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20141203_50441.mp3

Trihn, Theresa Do. “Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum ‘the most up-to-date’ in the country.” CBC News. Feb 25, 2015. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ontario-s- new-sex-ed-curriculum-the-most-up-to-date-in-the-country-1.2969654)

Wells, Jennifer. “Changing Ontario’s Sex Ed Only a ‘Starting Point.’ Toronto Star. Feb 28, 2015. https://on.thestar.com/2eaAXu0 (.mp3, 28:13 mins)

Zarzour, Kim. “Language matters: What happens when gender collides with the words we use?” Metroland, September 20, 2016. https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/6834231-language- matters-what-happens-when-gender-collides- with-the-words-we-use-/?previewkey=EAAAAOUIolWNuMGfrYDLnp4c%2fE2mUAasVXhBiBnhu1tiEA9Z

2013. “All-girls schools.” Melissa Harris-Perry Show, January 13. MSNBC. Available online at https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46979745 and https://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46979745/#50448826

Lageson, Sarah. 2014. “Beyond Bullying: An Interview with Jessica Fields and Laura Mamo.” Contexts Podcast, Episode 21. November 21. Available online at https://contexts.org/episodes/beyond-bullying/

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