I completed my masters degree in history at the University of Utah in May 2015. I study the history of sexuality in the American West, specifically gay and lesbian history in Utah. Situated at the crossroads of sexuality, gender, race, and class my work reveals the anxieties about sexuality in late the twentieth century.
In graduate school I studied the history of AIDS in Utah and its effects on sexuality, culture, and family. I’m currently working as a researcher at the University of Utah gathering oral histories from people who lived through the AIDS epidemic in the state. This project is specifically looking at places of care for people with HIV/AIDS including medical providers, community support networks, families, and religious organizations. More information about that project can be found here.
My final project in graduate school tracked the development of Queer Nation Utah, a radical gay rights group that promoted queer visibility and fought homophobia in the early 1990s.
I am also working on a project about the history of gay conversion therapy in the United States with a sharp focus on conversion therapy practices in Utah.
My CV can be downloaded here