Thomas Roach

Thomas John Roach

I came to Bryant in 2006 after receiving my PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota. My first book, Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement, was published by SUNY Press in 2012. My second book, Screen Love: Queer Intimacies in the Age of Social Media, is under contract with SUNY Press as of June 2016.

Ph D, University of Minnesota

MA, University of Minnesota

BA, Boston College

Roach, T., "Ridding Oneself of Mad Masters", GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2016.

Roach, T., “Becoming Fungible: Queer Intimacies in Social Media.” , Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences , 2015.

Roach, T., "Cruel Queer Optimism", Cultural Critique, 2013.

Roach, T., Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement, State University of New York Press, 2012.

Roach, T., Screen Love: Queer Intimacies in the Age of Social Media, State University of New York Press.

Roach, T., “Shut Me Up in Grindr: Anticonfessional Discourse and Sensual Nonsense in MSM Media” , McGill-Queens University Press, 2018.

Roach, T., "Murderous Friends: Homosocial Excess in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope (1948) and Gus Van Sant's Elephant (2003)" , The Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2012.

Bryant University Merit Award, 2016

The TOBY Award, 2016

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Continental Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social Media

Gender and Sexuality Studies, Continental Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Social Media

Modern Language Association

Society for Cinema and Media Studies