Profile: Timothy Stewart-Winter

Associate Professor

Department of History, Graduate Program in American Studies, Program in Women's and Gender Studies

Research Interests: Modern U.S. history; sexuality and gender; political, social, urban, African American

Timothy Stewart-Winter is Associate Professor of U.S. history, specializing in political culture, social movements, and urban history. His first book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), traces the role of big-city municipal politics in the gay movement’s path from the closets to the corridors of power. Queer Clout shifts the scene from the coastal gay meccas to the nation's great inland metropolis, highlighting the key role of policing in LGBT mobilization and the gay movement's debt to African American urban politics. Stewart-Winter co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project and teaches courses in History, American Studies, and Women's & Gender Studies.

His writing has appeared in the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, Gender & History, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Dissent, and he has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered." He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College, and has received Jacob K. Javits, ACLS/Mellon, and James C. Hormel fellowships.

Stewart-Winter is now working on two new book projects. The first is a study of vice control, morals policing, and gay sex scandals in the post-World War II era. The second book will examine the politics of the AIDS crisis in the U.S.

Follow him on Twitter: @timothysw

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