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), was co-recipient of the 2017 John Boswell Prize for the outstanding book on LGBT history published in English.

Stewart-Winter co-directs the Queer Newark Oral History Project with Whitney Strub and Christina Strasburger, 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 the politics of gay sex in the post-World War II United States. The second book will examine the social history of the first decade of the AIDS crisis in the U.S.

Follow him on Twitter: @timothysw

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