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Dr. Zooey Sophia Pook – Director

Zooey Sophia Pook is a Transgender and Lebanese-American scholar whose research focuses on the intersections of politics, technology, and autonomy. She directs the LGBT+ Programs at NMSU and also serves as an instructor in the English Department. Zooey Sophia has worked to create the Preferred Name Rule as well as gender inclusive housing options, for which NMSU has received national attention. She holds Master’s Degrees in Philosophy and Communication, and a PhD in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. She has been invited to give numerous talks and workshops in the US and abroad for high schools, universities, and community organizations . She is noted for her Heteronormative Privilege series on Youtube and has presented research at conferences such as Feminisms and Rhetorics, Gender Infinity, and Creating Change. Her published work can be found in The International Journal of Žižek Studies, Interalia, and Women’s Studies in Communication.  She can be reached directly at ZSPook@nmsu.edu or through LGBT+ Programs at 575-646-7031.