Department of Political Science, Queens College

Joe Rollins
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Phone: (718) 997-5470
Office: 200 Powdermaker Hall

Professor Rollins's fields of specialization are public law, gender and sexuality, and research methods.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998 where he also taught in the Law & Society Program and the Dept. of Sociology.  His first book AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence was published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2004.  His current project, funded by a grant from the Wayne F. Placek Fund of the American Psychological Association and a Visiting Scholarís position at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, examines changes taking place in the legal language of sexuality.  His forthcoming book entitled Legally Straight will be published by New York University Press in 2017.  He has served on the board of directors for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies and his work has been published in various scholarly journals.

American Politics and Government (PSCI 100), Public Policy in the Political Process (PSCI 221), and Justice and Law (PSCI 284)