Gist Hall 210
Richard Bruce began working at HSU a month after graduating with his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. Since arriving as a first-year, first-generation college student in 1995, he has worked in offices across campus, both as a student in orientation and Admissions and as a staff member in the Office of the Registrar, the Psychology Department, and most recently in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Office. He has been the advisor to the Queer Student Union, the HSU student club for the campus and community, since fall of 2006 and is involved in CRGS events and committees.
While working as administrative coordinator in the Psychology Department, Richard completed a master’s degree in English. His thesis explored the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and language in the short stories of Suzanne Dracius, a francophone author from Martinique who redefined Creole identity (a post-colonial theory which discussed race, language, class, geography and forced relocation/slavery) to include gender and sexuality. He received an Award of Distinction for his presentation on her short story “La Virago” at the North Coast Regional Graduate Conference in March 2007 where he dissected how Dracius’s creative use of language forces readers to examine their stereotypes on gender and sexuality.
Richard continues to be an advocate for and mentor to students across campus.