Barbara Jago, associate professor of communication arts at UNH Manchester, has been named the 2013 UNH Kidder Award faculty recipient.
The university’s Kidder Award is presented annually to the faculty, staff members, and students whose outstanding efforts foster a greater understanding of sexual orientation.
Jago was recognized as a faculty leader for her longstanding commitment to educating her students and colleagues about gender identity and sexual orientation, and for creating a safe and respectful forum to have conversations of sex, gender, and sexuality.
As an example of her commitment, this spring she coordinated a Sidore Lecture Series titled “InQUEERY: Explorations of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality” with adjunct professor Mason Dunn. The series explores identity, aging, health, faith, and the law from a queer perspective.
Jago teaches courses and conducts research in relational communication, with an emphasis on...