John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award Winners

2021

Elisabeth Frances George, K-12 educator, curriculum developer, and guidance counselor, “Lesbian and Gay Life in the Queen City and Beyond: Resistance, Space, and Community Mobilization in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks” (dissertation completed at SUNY Buffalo under the direction of Dr. Susan Cahn)

2020

Caroline Radesky, University of Iowa (dissertation competed at the University of Iowa under the direction of Leslie Schwalm), "Feeling Historical: Same-Sex Desire and Historical Imaginaries, 1880–1920"

2019

Scott De Orio, Northwestern University, “Punishing Queer Sexuality in the Age of LGBT Rights” (dissertation completed at the University of Michigan with the direction of advisers Matthew Lassiter [Chair], David Halperin, Gayle Rubin, and William Novak)

2018

Chelsea Del Rio, CUNY–LaGuardia Community College, “‘That Women Could Matter’: Building Lesbian Feminism in California, 1955–1982”

2017

Ian Michael Baldwin, University of Redlands, "Family, Housing, and the Political Geography of Gay Liberation in Los Angeles County, 1960–1986" (University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Adviser: Professor Marcia Gallo)