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- LGBTQ issues, transgender history, incarceration, women in prison, criminalization of African Americans, histories of social change, early america
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I am committed to the advancement of LGBTQ history as a tool for empowerment and justice in the present. Here are some accessible digital projects and resources related to LGBTQ history that I have worked on:
- Recent Publications
Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (University of Pennsylvania, 2015)
Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism,eds., Jen Manion and Jim Downs (Routledge, 2004).
“Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities,” The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s & Gender History, eds. Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson (Oxford University Press, 2018), 311-331.
“Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBTQ Histories,” The Routledge History of Queer America, ed. Don Romesburg (Routledge, 2018), 213-223.
“Prisons Prior to Mass Incarceration: The Ideological Foundation of Women’s Dependency,” Western New England Law Review, Symposium: Gender and Incarceration, 39, no. 3 (2017): 371-380.
“Gender Expression in Antebellum America: Accessing the Privileges and Freedoms of White Men,” in U.S. Women’s History: Untangling the Threads of Sisterhood, eds. Leslie Brown, Jacqueline Castledine, and Anne Valk (Rutgers University Press, 2017), 151-170.
“Gendered Ideologies of Violence, Authority, and Racial Difference in New York State Penitentiaries, 1796-1848,” Radical History Review, Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State, 126 (October 2016): 11-29.
“The Queer History of Passing as a Man in Early Pennsylvania,” The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Legacies, Pennsylvania Pride: LGBT Histories of the Commonwealth, 16, no. 1 (June 2016): 6-11.
“Transbutch,” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 1 no. 1-2 (2014): 230-2.
“The Absence of Context: Gay Politics Without a Past,” QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making, 1 no. 2 (2014): 115-131.
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- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- North America
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 19th century, 20th century
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- American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Gender, Higher Ed, Law, Politics, Race, Sexuality