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Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

William W. Knight Law Center, 110
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Princeton historian Margot Canaday will discuss her book, Queer Career, which explores the experiences of sexual minorities in the American workforce during the second half of the twentieth century. Canaday shows how LGBT history helps us understand the recent history of capitalism and labor and rewrites our understanding of the queer past. 

Livestreaming is available for this event. 

Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009), won many awards, including the Organization of American Historians' Ellis Hawley Prize and the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award (co-winner). Canaday has received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Princeton University Society of Fellows, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. 

Sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, it is also part of the center's 2022-23 theme of inquiry, Making Work Work. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society; History Department; Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; the Labor Education and Research Center; and United Academics Pride Caucus. 

 

Career discussion for LGBTQIAP students to follow the lecture. If you have questions about that, please contact WMC codirector Rebecca Dinwoodie at rcd@uoregon.edu.