Partner Robert Miles Parker
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544
University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, Stati Uniti
David Van Leer (December 26, 1949 – April 3, 2013) was an American educator and LGBT cultural studies researcher.
David Mark Van Leer was born December 26, 1949, in Rockville Centre, New York.
He graduated from Cornell University, Ph.D. 1978, M.A. 1974 and A.B. 1971. He obtained a fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the California Arts Council, and three from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Van Leer taught at Cornell University and Princeton University, and in 1986 he became Assistant Professor at University of California at Davis to end before retirement as tenure professor.
In 2007 he received the Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching.
He provided article to magazines like The New Republic and The Times Literary Supplement. His research field was cultural studies, with emphases in lesbian and gay studies, film studies, and multi-ethnic discourse.
Other research fields were American cultural and intellectual history 1600-1900, philosophy, literature, and popular American culture from World War I to the present.
He served on the Board of Editors of American Quarterly and on the Advisory Board for the Graduate Record Examinations Subject Exam in Literature (ETS).
He was a book review editor for the Journal of Bisexuality.
Van Leer was the long-time partner of Robert Miles Parker. While teaching in California, Van Leer traveled periodically to New York City where Parker was living.
Princeton University, NJ
After retirement Van Leer moved permanently to New York City. He died on April 3, 2013.
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