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* Do you identify as South Asian and Queer?
* Are you interested in participating in a study....or know someone who might be?

Pamela Roy, Residence Director at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Raja Bhattar, Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs at the University of Redlands are conducting a qualitative study about the experiences of students, staff, administrators, and faculty on college campuses in the United States who are members of multiple communities, specifically in the South Asian and Queer (LGBTQQIA) communities.

Criteria to participate in the study include:

1. Must be a current graduate or undergraduate student, staff,administrator or faculty member at a U.S. college or university
2. Must identify as South Asian (familial/cultural roots in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Maldives Islands) or South Asian by Diaspora (familial/cultural ancestry in South Asia)
3. Must identify as non-heterosexual

The data gathered in this study will be presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) in Boston, MA in March, 2008. NASPA is one of the leading international student affairs organizations and we are excited to be presenting at this conference. This presentation will be sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Pamela Roy or Raja Bhattar at saqstudy@gmail.com to learn more information.



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