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Local Gay Community Responses to Health Epidemics

Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: 41
Local Gay Community Responses to Health Epidemics

Homegrown Health - Local Gay Community Responses to Health Epidemics in the 1970s and 1980s Midwestern United States

Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
UCC 41

Dr. Katie Batza is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at University of Kansas. Her book Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the 1970s will be available from the University of Pennsylvania Press in the spring of 2018. Her work explores the intersection of sexuality, health, and politics in Post-WWII United States and has appeared in various publications including the Journal of Women 's History and has earned her many grants and awards. Last summer she won a stipend from the National Endowment of the Humanities for her second book project on the early AIDS epidemic in the US Heartland. She has also been working in collaboration with the U.S. National Parks Service's LGBTQ Initiative to ensure that historical sites and landmarks become more inclusive and representative of LGBTQ historical events and people.

American Studies Program
Laurel Shire
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