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Being a Dean Is a Drag . . . But Not for the Reasons You Might Expect


Kellye Y. Testy


University of Washington - School of Law

February 8, 2013

Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 765-69 (Fall 2013)

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I love being a dean. But being a dean can be a drag in the sense of requiring (more for some persons than others) a measure of gender performativity. The pressure affects both men and women, regardless of their sexual orientation, but it may be felt most strongly by gay and lesbian persons. This essay explores gender performativity in deaning.

This paper was part of the Southwestern Law Review's symposium, 40 Years of LGBT Legal Activism: Taking Stock & Looking Ahead, Feb. 8, 2013.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: legal education, leadership, higher education, gender, sexuality, gender roles, clothing, appearance, gay men, lesbians, LGBT, GLBT

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Date posted: February 18, 2014  

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Testy, Kellye Y., Being a Dean Is a Drag . . . But Not for the Reasons You Might Expect (February 8, 2013). Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 765-69 (Fall 2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2397298

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Kellye Y. Testy (Contact Author)
University of Washington - School of Law ( email )
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
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206 543 2586 (Phone)

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