Department of Political Science, Queens College

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

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

Joe Rollins joined the faculty of Queens College in 1999. His teaching and scholarship operate at the intersections of law and politics, gender and sexuality. His first book, AIDS and the Sexuality of Law: Ironic Jurisprudence, was published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2004.  His latest book, Legally Straight: Sexuality, Childhood, and the Cultural Value of Marriage (New York University Press, 2018), was supported by a grant from the Wayne F. Placek Fund of the American Psychological Association as well as Visiting Scholar positions at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at the University of California, Berkeley and the Psychology Program at the University of Surrey in Guildford, U.K. He has served, with Amy Herzog, as Co-Editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly and on the board of directors for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS). His scholarly work, reviews, and commentary have been published in various academic journals including the Law & Society Review, Politics and Gender, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Sexuality and Culture.

Prof. Rollins served two terms as Executive Officer (Chair) of the CUNY Graduate Program in Political Science. He is on the CUNY Graduate faculty of both the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Masters in Liberal Studies program. 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.

When they are not in Madrid, Spain, Prof. Rollins and his husband live in Jackson Heights, Queens.

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