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Floyd D. Hobson III

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Program: Ph.D.

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Previous Degrees: Indiana University Bloomington-Sociology
Area of Study: Gender and Sexuality

Bio:  Born October 10, 1986 in Gary, Indiana. Published Photographer. Opinion Columnist/Contributor, Heed Magazine

Research Interests:

My current research topic deals with the historical contexts associated with the Underground LGBTQ culture known as the Ballroom scene, and its sociological and psychological impact on understanding the societal ills and cultural values associated with the overall African-American community. Other research interests include, but not limited to: Performance Ethnography, Race and Ethnic Relations, Black Masculinities, Black Queer Studies, Gender Studies, Contemporary Black Literature, Ballroom Culture.


”Walk For Me: Legends, Statements, Stars” (January 2011)

Honors and Awards: 

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholar
Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society Ruby Key certification
Key to the City of Gary awarded by Former Mayor Scott L. King

Professional Organizations:

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Charter Member-Omicron Nu Sigma, Alumni Member-Epsilon Iota) Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society, Black Graduate Student Association, National Pan-Hellenic Council, AAADS Graduate Societ