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Areas of interest and specialization: Dustin Goltz teaches courses in performance studies, intercultural communication, and media representation, with specific focus on gender and sexuality, polarization, whiteness, humor, queer theory, and cultural studies.
Book Projects: He is the author of Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outage and the Aesthetics of Communication (Routledge, 2017) and Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation: Tragedy, Normativity, and Futurity published (Routledge, 2010). He is also the editor Our Legacies: Writings from Chicago's Older Gay Men (iUniverse, 2011), and co-editor of Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking (Peter Lang, 2015) and Communicating Identity: Critical Approaches (Cognella, 2011).
Goltz's research examines and explores issues of queer temporalities and futurity, queer popular culture, the performance of personal narrative, the rhetoric of gay male aging, and performative research methods. His research has been published over two dozen book chapters and scholarly articles, including in journals including Text & Performance Quarterly; Journal of Homosexuality; Journal of Lesbian Studies; Journal of International and Intercultural Communication; Western Journal of Communication; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies; and Qualitative Inquiry.
As an artist and a performer, Goltz produces solo and collaborative multimedia work. His most recent work, Fred Astaire's Dancing Lessons is a 70 minute, one-person, multimedia, performative examination of shifting perceptions of queer male mentorship across the last 40 years. Additional recent performance projects include Unspeakable: A Gay Future Project (2011), Blasphemies on Forever: Remembering Queer Futures (2009-10), and In-Appropriation: Race, Queerness, and The Politics of Intimacy (2010-11). Past projects also include Lines in the Sand, Banging the Bishop: Latter Day Prophecy, Undressing Academia, X-Communication, and I Can't (Death) Drive 55.