Areas of Expertise:
of History & the Gender and Women's Studies Program
Gender & Women's Studies Program (M/C 360)
1822 University Hall
of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Gender & Women's History
- "Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Responses to the AIDS Crisis", (UNC Press, 2009)
- “Locating Lesbian and Feminist Responses to AIDS, 1982-1984,” WSQ Special Issue on “The Sexual Body,” Spring/Summer 2007: 234-248.
- “‘Save Our Kids, Keep AIDS Out:’ Anti-AIDS Activism and the Legacy of Community Control in Queens, New York,” Journal of Social History, Summer 2006: 965-987.
AIDS." Review Essay on Jacob Levenson, The Secret Epidemic: The Story
of AIDS and Black America, Greg Behrman, The Invisible People: How
the United States Has Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic, the Greatest
Humanitarian Catastrophe of Our Time, and Paula W. Peterson, Women
in the Grove, in Chicago Tribune Books, September 5, 2004
and People with AIDS" and "AIDS Service Organizations," in
Marc Stein, ed., Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered
History in America (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004)
- "The Immigrant
Infection: Images of Race, Nation and Contagion in Public Debates on AIDS
and Immigration," in Allida M. Black, ed., Modern American Queer History (Temple University Press, 2001)
- "The Myth
of Patient Zero," New York Newsday (June 24, 2001)
- Book Review:
Karla Jay, Tales of a Lavender Menace, Labor History (February
Together to Cross the ABD Gap," AHA Perspectives (December 2000)
- Connexions: Histories of Race and Sexuality in North America, co-edited with Michele Mitchell and Jennifer Morgan.
- Co-Curator, LGBT Chicago, Historical Exhibition at the Chicago History Museum, to open May 2011.
- Council for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction Grant, February 2007.
- Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Faculty Research Award, July 2005.
- Great Cities Institute, Faculty Scholar, 2005-2006.
Allan Neavins Dissertation Price, Society of American Historians, 2002
- Rutgers Institute
for Research on Women, Graduate Fellowship, 2000-2001
- Summer Research
Grant, Rutgers History Department, May 2000
Women's Studies Teaching Assistantship, 1999-2000
- Rutgers Center
for Historical Analysis, Graduate Fellowship, 1998-9
- Rutgers History
Department Fellowship, 1994-6, 1997-8, 2000-1
Papers & Presentations:
“The Promise of Sexual Liberation: Lesbian Activists Strategize AIDS Prevention,” Organization of American Historians Conference, Minneapolis, MN, April 1, 2007.
- “’The AIDS Challenge:’ The Ford Foundation’s Response to AIDS, 1987-1991,” European Social Science History Association Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 25, 2006.
- “Teaching Global Women’s Studies,” International Women’s Issues and Globalization, Truman College, Chicago, February 17, 2006.
- “Marketing AIDS Prevention: The Politics of Race and Sexuality in San Francisco,” Great Cities Institute, UIC, January 31, 2006.
- Opening Roundtable Panelist, “The Possibilities and Limits of Analyzing ‘Family Values,’” Weissbourd Conference of the Society of Fellows, University of Chicago, April 2005.
- “Connexions: Intersections of Race and Sexuality in Historical Perspective,” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Annual Meeting, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 2005
- “‘Maybe Affection is Our Best Protection’: Documenting Safe Sex Before HIV,” Works-in-Progress Seminar, Heath Research and Methods Training Facility, Simon Fraser University, October 2004.
- “’Listo Para La Acción… con Condón’: Thoughts on AIDS and History,” History Department, Simon Fraser University, October 2004.
- Panel Participant,
"Queer Hemispheres: Lawrence v. Texas," Office of GLBT Concerns,
UIC, October 29, 2003
- "ACT UP/NY
and the Politics of Racial and Gender Inclusion," Center for the Study
of Women and Society, The CUNY Graduate Center, October 4, 2002
Columbus of AIDS': Reconsidering Patient Zero," American Historical Association
Conference, January 2001
- "'We Vow
to Stand in the Schoolhouse Door': Community School Board 27 and the Origins
of Anti-AIDS Activism in New York City," Rutgers Institute for Research
on Women, November 2000
- Panel Organizer
and Participant, "Teaching Teaching: Training Graduate Students in the
Art of Teaching," American Historical Association Conference, January
Processes: Images of Race, Nation and Contagion in Public Debates on AIDS
and Immigration," Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, March 1999
- Panel Chair
and Participant, "Teaching Alternatives/Interactive Learning," Graduate
Teaching and Learning Conference, Rutgers University, January 1998
Warnings: Narratives of Sexual Practice and AIDS in the 1980s," Organization
of American Historians Conference, April 199
Testimony: Queer Community and the Problem of Recent History," Humanities
Gender Group, Rutgers University, November 1995
- Sexuality and
- Science and
- Gender, Science
Practicum in Women's Studies
- Honors Research
in Women's Studies
- Women, Culture
and Society (Women's Studies 101)
- Women in Europe
and US Since 1800
- AIDS and History
- Gender and
Sexuality in Twentieth Century America
- United States
Development I and II
Mentor, The Point Foundation, September 2006-present.
- Out at CHM Planning Committee, Chicago History Museum, May 2005-present.
- Article Prize
Committee, Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 2003-present
Editor, Committee on Lesbian and Gay History, May 2001-present
- Graduate Student
Representative, AHA Committee on Women Historians, 1997-2000
AHA Taskforce on Graduate Education, 1997-2000
- History Representative,
Teaching Assistant Liaison Committee, Rutgers, 1998-1999
- Co-Chair, Institute
for Research on Women's Graduate Conference, Rutgers, Spring 1998
- Chair, Student
Curriculum Reform Committee, Rutgers, 1995-1996
- Student Representative,
Graduate Education Committee, Rutgers, 1994-1997
- Assistant Professor, Gender and Women's Studies/History, University of Illinois-Chicago,
- Acting Director of Student Opportunities, School of Arts and Sciences, Hunter
College, August 2002-July 2003
- Instructor, Women's Studies, Rutgers University, August 2001-June 2002
- Researcher, Teen Culture in New Jersey, 1945-1970, New Jersey Historical
Society, March 1996-August 1996
- Collections Manager, History of Rock 'n' Roll, National Museum of American
History, September 1992-August 1993