Partner Robert Miles Parker

Queer Places:
Cornell University (Ivy League), 410 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850
Princeton University (Ivy League), 110 West College, 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.[1]

He graduated from Cornell University, Ph.D. 1978, M.A. 1974 and A.B. 1971.[1] He obtained a fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the California Arts Council, and three from the National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]

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.[1]

In 2007 he received the Academic Senate Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching.[2]

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.[2]

Other research fields were American cultural and intellectual history 1600-1900, philosophy, literature, and popular American culture from World War I to the present.[2]

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).[2]

He was a book review editor for the Journal of Bisexuality.[2]

Van Leer was the long-time partner of Robert Miles Parker.[1][8] While teaching in California, Van Leer traveled periodically to New York City where Parker was living.[9]

Princeton University, NJ

After retirement Van Leer moved permanently to New York City. He died on April 3, 2013.[1]

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  1. "DAVID M. VAN LEER Obituary". The New York Times. 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  2. "David Mark Van Leer Memorial Page". Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  3. Emerson's Epistemology: The Argument of the Essays F First Edition Edition. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  4. The Queening of America. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. Selected Tales. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  6. Detecting Truth: The World of the Dupin Tales. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  7. Hester's Labyrinth: Transcendental Rhetoric in Puritan Bostons. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  8. "Robert Miles Parker Dies at 72; Artist and Preservationist". The New York Times. 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  9. Wyatt, David (2004). And the War Came: An Accidental Memoir. Terrace Books. p. 239. Retrieved 27 September 2017.