About

The Committee

The Committee on Lesbian and Gay History was founded in 1979 to promote the study of homosexuality in the past and present by facilitating communication among scholars in a variety of disciplines working on a variety of cultures. The name of the committee was changed to Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History in January 2009. Since 1982, the Committee has been officially recognized as an affiliate of the American Historical Association and meets annually in conjunction with the AHA conference, where we sponsor sessions on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history. One need not be a member of the AHA to join the Committee.

The website

On this website, you’ll find:

  • Newsletter: Archives of the Committee’s newsletter from 2005 to the present.
  • Prizes: The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History awards five prizes for outstanding work in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and queer history. This page describes those prizes and lists past winners and citations.
  • Syllabi: A collection of recently taught courses by members of the Committee on LGBT History
  • CLGBTH In Action: Includes a listing of recent publications by members, a database of dissertations in LGBT history, reports by the Committee, and programs of past annual meetings and other information regarding the activities of the CLGBTH.
  • Contact UsOur current contact information.

People

Officers
Co-Chairs: Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University & Nicholas Syrett, University of Northern Colorado (2015-2017)
Newsletter Editor: April Haynes, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Book Review Editor: Dan Royles, Florida International University
Secretary-Treasurer: Rebecca Davis, University of Delaware
Website and Online Operations Manager: Andrew Israel Ross, University of Southern Mississippi

Governing Board

April Haynes, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015-2017)
Emily Hobson, University of Nevada, Reno (2016-2018)
Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (2015-2017)
Kirsten Leng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2016-2018)
Andrew Israel Ross, University of Southern Mississippi (2015-2017)
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University (2016-2018)
Stephen Vider, Museum of the City of New York (2016-2018)
Cookie Woolner, University of Memphis (2015-17)


Last Updated: 12 January 2016