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Caitlyn Parker, Ph.D. candidate, American Studies, Purdue University, Lesbians politically organizing against the carceral state from 1970-2000

Amanda Stafford, Ph.D. candidate, School of History, University of Leeds, “The Radical Press and the New Left in Georgia, 1968-1976”


Manuscript page from Dawn Simmons Papers

Jonathan Coleman, Independent Researcher: Anywhere, Together: A Queer History of Kentucky

Benjamin Serby, Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University, History Department: Gay Liberation and the Politics of the Self in Postwar America


Eric Denby, Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Illinois, for dissertation research "Gay Youth Organizing from 1965-1985."

Adrian Kane, Ph.D. candidate, History, University of Washington, "Narrating Sex: Transitional Bodies and Expertise in the British Empire and Commonwealth, 1918-1975." Rubenstein Library Blog Post: "Curating the Self: The Dawn Langley Simmons Papers and Transgender History" (Image above right: Front endpapers of Dawn Langley Simmons’s diary, 1975)