"Rethinking Queer History, or: Richard Nixon, Gay Liberationist?", John D'Emilio (University of Illinois at Chicago)

September 3, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Lazenby Hall 21
The History Department Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Workshop Presents
 
John D'Emilio is professor of History and of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. D'Emilio was awarded
the Stonewall Book Award in 1984 for his most widely cited book, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities, considered the definitive history
of the U.S. homophile movement from 1950 to 1970. His biography of the civil-rights leader Bayard Rustin, Lost Prophet: Bayard Rustin and the Quest for Peace and Justice in America, won the Randy Shilts Award and the Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction in 2004. Professor D’Emilio’s talk will provide an overview of the early development and emphasis of LGBT history and then suggest ways
of reframing it and the broader history of sexuality.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the History Department, the Modern U.S. History Seminar, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Student Life Multicultural Center, and the Department of African and African American Studies.
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