From Subculture to Mainstream: The Transformation of Miami’s Queer Urban Space, 1940 – 1980 Florida International University, History Supervisors: Alex Lichtenstein and Darden A.Pyron Readers: Alex Stepick, Sherry Johnson and Aurora Morcillo Betty Luther Hillman America Dresses for Culture Wars: The Politics of Self-Presentation, 1964-80 Yale University, History Supervisor: Joanne Meyerowitz Readers: George Chauncey, Matthew Jacobson, Robert W.
Recently completed masters theses and dissertations in the field of LGBT history: If you would like to include your dissertation, please fill out the form available here. Distelberg Visibility Matters: The Pursuit of American Belonging in an Age of Moving Images Yale University, History Supervisor: George Chauncey Readers: Joanne Meyerowitz, Matthew Frye Jacobson Wannes Dupont Free-Floating Evils: A Genealogy of Homosexuality in Belgium University of Antwerp, History Supervisors: Henk de Smaele, Kaat Wils Readers: Robert A. Goldstein, Herman Van Goethe Craig Griffiths Gay Politics in 1970s West Germany Queen Mary University of London, History Supervisor: Christina von Hodenberg Readers: Chris Waters, Bernhard Rieger Abram J. Murphy Katherine Schweighofer Legacies of Lesbian Land: Rural Feminist Spaces and the Politics of Identity and Community Indiana University, Gender Studies Supervisors: Colin R. Gray, Scott Herring, Stephanie Sanders Mark Joseph Walmsley “The First Draft of History”: How the Process of News Construction Has Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil and Gay Rights Movements of the 1960s University of Leeds, History Supervisor: Simon Hall Readers: Kate Dossett, Jonathan Bell Janet Weston Curing Sexual Deviance: Medical Approaches to Sexual Offenders in England, 1919-1959 Birkbeck, University of London, History Supervisor: Joanna Bourke 2014 Teresa Ann Algoso University of California–Santa Barbara, History Sex, Science and Hermaphroditism in Early Twentieth-Century Japan Supervisor: Sabine Fruhstuck Readers: Luke Roberts, Paul Spickard, Leila Rupp Thomas John Balcerski Cornell University, History Intimate Contests: Manhood, Friendship, and the Coming of the Civil War Supervisor: Edward E. Brandl-Beck “Berlin from Behind”: a History of “Gay” Travel to Inter-War Berlin University of Queensland, History Supervisors: Clive Moore, Andrew Bonnell Readers: Robert Aldrich, Chris Brickell Jonathan Coleman Rent: Same-Sex Prostitution in Modern Britain, 1885-1957 University of Kentucky, History Supervisor: Philip Harling Readers: James Albisetti, Karen Petrone, Ellen Rosenman, Lucinda Ramberg Alix Genter Risking Everything for That Touch: Butch-Femme Lesbian Culture in New York City from World War II to Women’s Liberation Rutgers University, History Supervisor: Nancy Hewitt Readers: Donna Murch, Whitney Strub, Leisa Meyer John Paul Frederick Halferty Political Stages: Gay Theatre in Toronto, 1967–1985 University of Toronto, Drama Supervisor: Andrea Most Jennifer D.
Dissertations In Progress René Esparza From Vice to Nice: Race, Sex, and the Gentrification of AIDS University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, American Studies Supervisors: Roderick A. Lewis The Falling Dream: Unreason and Enchantment in the Gay Liberation Movement University of Minnesota, American Studies Supervisors: Roderick A. Jones The “Fruits of Mixing”: Homosexuality and the Politics of Racial Empowerment, 1945-1975 Princeton University, History Supervisor: Tera W. Guild, Jane Dailey Katherine Perdue Writing Desire: The Love Letters of Frieda Fraser and Edith Williams York University, History Supervisor: Kathryn Mc Pherson Readers: Marlene Shore, Marc Stein Johanna Rothe University of California, Santa Cruz, History of Consciousness Psychoanalysis, Sexuality, and Nationality in Late Habsburg Austria Supervisor: Carla Freccero Readers: Arondekar, Anjali R., Godzich, Wlad Dan Royles Don’t We Die Too?
Manalsan, IV Elisabeth Frances George Queer Life in the Queen City and Beyond: Resistance, Space, and Community Mobilization in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks, 1939-2003 State University of New York at Buffalo, History Supervisor: Susan Cahn Readers: Victoria Wolcott, Michael Frisch Shane Landrum Documenting Citizens: Birth Certificates and American Identities, 1890-present Brandeis University, History Supervisor: Michael Willrich Readers: Jacqueline Jones, Margot Canaday Scott De Orio The Invention of Bad Gay Sex University of Michigan, History and Women’s Studies Supervisor: Matt Lassiter Readers: David Halperin, Gayle Rubin, William Novak Caroline Radesky Feeling Historical: Same-Sex Desire and the Politics of History, 1880-1920 University of Iowa, History Supervisors: Leslie Schwalm, Doug Baynton, Lisa Heineman Readers: Jeff Bennett, Isaac West, Landon Storrs Chelsea Del Rio That Women Could Matter: Building Lesbian Feminism in California, 1955-1982 University of Michigan, History Supervisor: Regina Morantz-Sanchez Readers: Matt Lassiter, Rachel Neis, Gayle Rubin, Rebecca Kluchin Alfonso Adolfo Rodolfo The Burden of Chastity: The Case of the Courage Apostolate and Project Zacchaeus, 2009-2015 University of the Americas Puebla, School of Arts and Humanities Supervisor: Marianne Helene Marchand Readers: José Antonio, Alonso Herrero, and Alison Elizabeth Lee Carly Simpson Act Out: A History of Lesbian and Gay Activism at Three Ontario Universities York University, History Supervisor: Marc Stein Readers: Kathryn Mc Pherson, Marcel Martel 2015 Brian J.
: the Political Culture of African American AIDS Activism Temple University, History Supervisor: Beth Bailey Readers: David Farber, Bryant Simon, Heather Thompson, Alondra Nelson Thomas X.
Sarmiento The Heartland of Empire: Queer Cultural Imaginaries of Filipinas/os in the Midwest University of Minnesota, American Studies Supervisors: Kale Bantigue Fajardo, Kevin P.
Murphy Reader: Jigna Desai Cookie Woolner “The Famous Lady Lovers:” African American Women and Same-Sex Desire from Reconstruction to World War Two University of Michigan, History and Women’s Studies Supervisors: James W. Mc Dougall John Goins Confronting Itself: The AIDS Crisis and the LGBT Community in Houston University of Houston, History Supervisor: Nancy Beck Young Readers: Eric Walther, Maria Gonzalez, Linda Reed Bridget Gurtler Synthetic Conception: Artificial Insemination and the Transformation of Reproduction and Family in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century America Rutgers University, History Supervisor: Keith Wailoo Readers: Julie Livingston, Margaret Marsh, Rayna Rapp, and Paul Israel Stephen Vider No Place Like Home: A Cultural History of Gay Domesticity, 1948-1982 Harvard University, History of American Civilization Supervisor: Nancy F. Tinsley Howard Chiang Why Sex Mattered: Science and Visions of Transformation in Modern China Princeton University, History of Science Supervisors: Benjamin Elman, Angela Creager Readers: Margot Canaday, Larissa Heinrich Christianne A.Cook and Regina Morantz-Sanchez Readers: Gayle Rubin, Sherie Randolph 2013 Cyd Cipolla “After These Horrendous Crimes, that Creature Forfeits his Rights”: The Sexually Violent Offender as Exceptional Criminal Emory University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Supervisor: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Readers: Sander L. Cott Readers: Robin Bernstein, Glenda Carpio, Margot Canaday Jerry Watkins Hot Times on the Gay Gulf Coast: Queer Networks and Cruising Through North Florida’s Spaces, 1945-1965 King’s College London, American Studies Supervisor: John Howard Readers: Matt Cook, Jonathan Bell Ellen Zitani Love’s Ethics: Sibilla Aleramo and Queer Feminism in Fin de Siecle Italy CUNY Graduate Center, History Supervisors: Mary Gibson, Randolph Trumbach Readers: Dagmar Herzog, Marta Petrusewicz 2012 Hongwei Bao “Queer Comrades”: Gay Identity and Politics in Post-Socialist China The University of Sydney, Gender and Cultural Studies Supervisors: Catherine Driscoll, Mayfair May-Hui Yang Readers: Lisa Rofel, Fran Martin, and Meaghan Morris Ryan Lee Cartwright Peculiar Places: A Queer History of Rural Nonconformity University of Minnesota, American Studies Supervisors: Roderick A. Gadd The Advocate and the Making of a Gay Model Minority in the United States, 1967-2007 Lehigh University, History Supervisor: John Pettegrew Readers: Dawn Keetley, Gail Cooper, Edward P.Morgan Amy Tooth Murphy Reading the Lives between the Lines: Lesbian Literature and Oral History in Post-War Britain University of Glasgow, History and English Literature Supervisors: Lynn Abrams, David Shuttleton Rinardo Reddick Sexual Encounters: Gay Male College Students’ Use of the Internet and Social Media Iowa State University, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Supervisor: Dan Robinson Serena Tolino Homosexuality and Homosexual Acts in Islamic Law and in Positive Law: the Egyptian Case with Some Mentions of the Lebanese Case University of Naples “L’Orientale” (Italy), Near East Studies Supervisors: Jürgen Paul, Agostino Cilardo Readers: Almut Höfert, Alex Metcalfe, Matthias Kaufmann, Maria Giovanna Stasolla 2011 Catherine Batza Before AIDS: The Gay and Lesbian Community Health Movement in the 1970s University of Illinois at Chicago, History Supervisor: John D’Emilio Readers: Jennifer Brier, Susan Levine Tristan Cabello Queer Bronzeville: Race, Homosexuality and Culture in Black Chicago 1935-1985 Northwestern University, History Supervisor: Michael Sherry Julio Capó, Jr.Morris III, and Kenneth Lavender Alfonso Adolfo Rodolfo “Repair my Church”: Discrimination, State Intervention and the Acceptance of North American Gays and Lesbian into the Catholic Church University of the Americas Puebla, Department of International Relations and Political Science Supervisor: Emma R.Norman REaders: Marianne Helena MArchand, José Antonio, Alonso Herrero Christopher Schroeder Mapping the Contours of Queer Cultural Politics in a Midwestern City: The Case of Toledo, Ohio University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Geography Supervisor: Judith Kenny Readers: Kristin Sziarto, Jennifer Jordan, Lawrence Knopp, Anna Mansson-Mc Ginty Brice D.Smith “Yours in Liberation”: Lou Sullivan and the Construction of FTM Identity University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, History Supervisor: Merry Wiesner-Hanks Readers: Susan Stryker, Anne Enke, Joe Austin, Rachel Buff Stefanie Snider Envisioning Bodily Difference: Refiguring Fat and Lesbian Subjects in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, 1968-2009 University of Southern California, Art History Supervisor: Richard Meyer Readers: Judith Halberstam and Eunice Howe Zeb Tortorici Contra Natura: Sin, Crime, and ‘Unnatural’ Sexuality in Colonial Mexico, 1530-1821 UCLA, Department of History Supervisor: Kevin Terraciano Readers: Teofilo Ruiz, Lauren Derby, James Schultz 2009 Pablo Ben Male Sexuality, the Popular Classes, and the State: Buenos Aires, 1880-1955 University of Chicago, History Supervisors: Dain Borges and George Chauncey Reader: José Moya Richard Clark City of Desire: A History of Same-sex Desire in New Orleans, 1917-1977 Tulane University, History Supervisor: Rachel Devlin Readers: Daniel Hurewitz, Randy Sparks Gillian Frank “Save Our Children”: The Sexual Politics of Child Protection in the United States, 1965-1990 Brown University, American Civilization Supervisor: Mari Jo Buhle Readers: Richard Meckel, Susan Smulyan Emily K.