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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Academic Advising, Activism, Alabama History, American Cultural Politics, Gender, Higher Education, Historical Commemoration, HIV/AIDS, Intersectionality, Legal History, LGBTQ History, Queer History, Social Justice, Southern US, Student Organizing
Additional Contact Information
Phone: 423-425-4389

Personal Info

About Me

Gerda Zinner serves as the academic advisor for the division of the humanities at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences. She holds an MA in History from Auburn University where she wrote on the history of queer student organizations and their struggle for institutional recognition in the state of Alabama. Some of her other interests include queer history in general, intersectionality, legal history, cultural politics of the United States since World War II, and historical commemoration. She is currently working on a research project examining the intersections of institutional policy, law, and queer student support. In addition to advising and research, Gerda also teaches in the UTC Department of History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program.


Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Human Rights, Law, Public History, Sexuality