Melinda Miceli
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Melinda Miceli


There are many enjoyable aspects to teaching Hillyer students. I think the most rewarding parts for me are helping students grow as critical thinkers and to discover that education can be empowering. 


  • SYB 110: Introductory Sociology
  • SYB 220: Social Inequalities of Gender and Sexuality 

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Sociology, SUNY Albany
  • B.A., Sociology, Ithaca College

Research Interests

  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Students
  • Social Movements
  • LGBTQ Rights and Religious Right Organizations

Selected Publications 

  • Miceli, Melinda S. (2005) Standing Out, Standing Together: The Social and Political Impact of Gay-Straight Alliances. New York: Routledge.
  • Miceli, Melinda S. (2006) "Schools and the Social Control of Sexuality," in Sex and Society: Introducing the Sociology of Sexualities.
  • Miceli, Melinda S. (2005) "Morality Politics vs. Identity Politics: Framing Processes and Competitions of Religious Right and Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organizations." Sociological Forum, 20: 5, pp.589-612.
  • Miceli, Melinda S. (2003) "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students: The Impact of School on Sexual Identity Development." In Robert Heasley and Betsy Crane (Eds.), Sexual Lives: Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities (pp. 156-166). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publications
  • Miceli, Melinda S. (2002) "Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth." In Steven Seidman and Diane Richardson (Eds.), The Handbook on Gay and Lesbian Studies (pp. 199-214). London, UK: Sage Publications.