UIS professor’s book on sexual minorities and politics added to U.S. Navy reading list


A book by a University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS) professor about sexual minorities and politics has been added to the Chief of Naval Operations Professional Reading Program advanced reading list for U.S. Navy sailors.

The book, “Sexual Minorities and Politics: An Introduction” by UIS Professor of Political Science Jason Pierceson, provides an overview of the history of the LGBTQ rights movement and examines contemporary political and legal issues. The book was primarily written to be used in the college classroom.

“I am honored to have the Navy select my book alongside books by Michelle Alexander, David Brooks and Ibram X. Kendi,” Pierceson said in a post by UIS.

Pierceson is also the author or co-author of six additional books on LGBTQ politics, in addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject. His latest two-volume book “LGBTQ Americans in the U.S. Political System: An Encyclopedia of Activists, Voters, Candidates, and Officeholders” includes introductory essays on LGBTQ candidates, elected officials and voters, as well as more than 250 entries on important events, issues, organizations and people in the LGBTQ rights movement.. 



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