Bek Orr, Ph.D


Assistant Professor, Women & Gender Studies, Sociology
(585) 395-2018
Office: Liberal Arts 122
Office Hours:

Mondays 1:00PM-3:00PM

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30PM

Thursdays 12:30-1:30PM


Bek Orr is a Brockport alum, having earned their Bachelor’s degree from the College in 2008. Bek earned their Masters and Doctorate in Sociology and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University. Their research interests include LGBTQIA archives and communities, transgenerational exchange, and collective memory.


  • MA in Sociology, Syracuse University, May 2010
  • PhD in Sociology with a certificate of Advanced Studies in Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University.
    • Dissertation Title; Imagining Queer: LGBTQ Archives and the Construction of Queer Communities.

Areas of Specialty

Transgender Studies, Queer Archives, LGBTQ+ History, Digital Sociology, Sociology of Sex and Gender

Courses Taught

  • WMS 101 Introduction to Women & Gender Studies
  • SOC/WMS 340 Digital Sociology and Online Communities
  • WMS/ANT 365 LGBTQ+ Cultures
  • WMS 411 Feminist Research Methodologies
  • WMS 409/509 Feminist Theory