My first name begins with a J (John) but I have always gone by my middle name, Seth. I’m a historian, an activist, a writer and a tea drinker. I currently live in Boston (and I love it!) although Salt Lake City is home. I have a masters degree in history from the University of Utah and I am currently a PhD student at Boston University. My research focuses on the history of sexuality in the United States, specifically gay and lesbian history. My husband, Dr. Michael Ferguson, and I are both academics and activists. My husband was the named plaintiff in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s landmark case that shut down a conversion therapy provider in New Jersey. We are also proud to be the first same-sex couple married in Utah.
My new book LGBT Salt Lake was published by Arcadia Publishing on May 29, 2017.