Shannon Gilreath

Shannon Gilreath

Professor of Law
Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Shannon Gilreath is nationally recognized as an expert on issues of equality, sexual minorities, and constitutional interpretation. His books include Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today (2006) and The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation (2011) (Cambridge University Press). His innovative casebook, Sexual Identity Law in Context: Cases and Materials, published by Thomson-West (2007) (2nd ed. with Lydia Lavelle, 2011) is designed to put the law concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into a social context. An advocate of interdisciplinary study, he regularly teaches Constitutional Law, Sexual Identity and Law, Freedom of Religion, and Gender and the Law in the law school, as well as various other topical seminars in the law school and in the university's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department, where he enjoys an appointment as core faculty. He is an active speaker for gay rights causes, frequently consults on cases, and has been widely cited in journals and the popular press.Read more »


Education

  • JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2002
  • BA, summa cum laude, Lenoir–Rhyne University, 1986

Publications

Books

  • Sexual Orientation and Identity: Political and Legal Analysis (2016).
  • Sexual Identity Law in Context (2nd ed.) (Thomson-West (American Casebook Series) 2011).
  • The End of Straight Supremacy: Realizing Gay Liberation (Cambridge University Press 2011).
  • Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today (University of Akron Press 2006).

Book Chapters

  • Pornography/Death: The Problem of Gay Pornography in a Straight Supremacist System, in Nicholas Bamforth, Sexual Orientation and Rights (2015).

Articles

Other

Media

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Shannon Gilreath
Contact Information

Worrell 3324