Queering America and the World

Endorsed by the OAH Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories and Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600–2000

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Type: Roundtable Discussion

Tags: Gender and Sexuality; International Relations; LGBTQ History and Queer Studies


This panel explores how queer studies as history, theory, and method can disrupt how we understand the field of America and the world. The roundtable will move in multiple registers as participants discuss their efforts to make visible what has gone unseen about LGBTQ lives and experiences in the writing of American history on a transnational canvas, to push back on conventional notions of power and how it is exercised in the world and to reconceive power relations in spaces as intimate as the bedroom or a geopolitically spacious as the United Nations.

Session Participants

Chair and Panelist: Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago

Panelist: Laura Ann Belmonte, Virginia Tech

Panelist: Julio Capó Jr., Florida International University

Panelist: Emily K. Hobson, University of Nevada, Reno

Panelist: David Minto

Panelist: Michael Stephen Sherry, Northwestern University

Panelist: Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University