The LCC's mission statement declares, "the purpose of the Caucus is twofold: scholarly and political." If our scholarly purpose is (in brief) to support queer scholarship, our political purpose is (in brief) to support queer politics. In the 23 years since the Caucus was founded, we have done an increasingly successful job in fulfilling the former purpose, both by organizing panels and by offering awards for scholarly work. Our political purpose has, by contrast, been confined to the valuable yet limited role of providing queer scholars with the support of a like-minded community.
In order to redress this imbalance, at the LCC meeting in Seattle in January 2013 the members voted to institute an Activism Award... [learn more]