My Writing



Refereed Articles

  • LGBTQ Archives at the Schlesinger and the Sophia Smith,” Beyond Citation: Critical Thinking About Digital Research (New York: CUNY Center for New Media and Learning, 2018).
  • When the Stars Come Out: Jodie Foster’s Queer Families and the Celebrity Private Sphere,”QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (winter, 2014).
  • A Hacker in Every History Department: An Intelligent Radical’s Guide to the Digital Humanities,” Radical Teacher no. 99 (Spring 2014)
  • Thou Shalt Commit: The Internet, New Media, and the Future of Women’s History,” Journal of Women’s History 25th anniversary issue vol. 25 no. 4 (Winter 2013), 350-362.
  • Virtually a Historian: Blogs and the Recent History of Dispossessed Academic Labor,” Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques vol. 38. no. 2 (summer, 2012).
  • Taking Back Times Square: Feminist Repertoires and the Transformation of Urban Space In Late Second Wave Feminism,” Andy Urban and Amy Tyson, Eds. Radical History Review special issue, “Calling the Law Into Question,” issue 113 (spring, 2012).
  • Paths to Political Citizenship: Feminism, Gay Rights and the Carter Presidency,” special issue on gender, Eileen Boris, Ed., Journal of Policy History (winter 2011-12).
  • Queer Hoover: Sex, Lies and Political History,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 15 no. 3 (September 2006). Awarded the 2007-08 Audre Lorde article prize by the Committee on Lesbian and Gay History (American Historical Association affiliate society). Reprinted in translation as “Queer Hoover: Sexe, mensonges et historic politique,” in Politix vol. 27 (winter, 2014), 161-191.
  • The Problem of the Color Line: Segregation, Politics and Historical Writing,” Cultural Critique no. 38 (winter, 1997-98).
  • Co-editor and co-author of introduction (with Henry Abelove and Richard Ohmann), to Radical Teacher (#45), special queer studies issue (spring, 1997).
  • “‘I’ll Go The Limit and Then Some:’ Gun Molls, Desire and Danger in the 1930’s,” Feminist Studies (spring, 1995).

Book Chapters


Reviews and Review Essays

  • Review of Amanda Littauer, Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex and Rebellion Before the 1960s (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.)
  • Did We Lose It At The Movies?” A review of Kelly Oliver, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016), review31.
  • Review of Tamar Carroll, Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty and Feminist Activism (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.) Journal of the History of Sexuality, vol. 25 no. 3 (September 2016).
  • Review of Liza Featherstone, Ed. False Choices: the Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton (New York: Verso Books, 2016),  review31, July 7 2016.
  • Review of Jennifer Nelson, More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women’s Health Movement (New York: New York University Press, 2015), The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, vol. 9 no. 1 (April 2016), 155-157.
  • Review of Jessica Pliley, Policing Sexuality: the Mann Act and the making of the FBI (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2014), Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, v. 9 (Spring 2016), 172-174.
  • A Bunch of Hoops to Jump Through,” review of Juliet Jacques, Trans: A Memoir (London: Verso Press, 2016), in review31 June 6 2016.
  • “The Other Amazon,” Review of Kristen Hogan, The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016), Chronicle of HIgher Education, March 27, 2016.
  • Review of Christina Hanhardt, “Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (May 2015).
  • “A Queer Public Sphere: Urban History’s Sexual Landscape,” Journal of Urban History,  (July 2014).
  • Reading, Writing and Revolution,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, (May, 2012).
  • Review of Christopher Wilson, Cop Knowledge: Police Power and Cultural Narrative in Twentieth Century America in The Journal of American History (December, 2001).
  • Ahead of Her Time,” Women’s Review of Books (November, 2001).
  • Review of James J. Lorence, The Suppression of Salt of the Earth: How Hollywood, Big Labor and Politicians Blacklisted a Film in Cold War America, The American Historical Review (October 2001).
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” Women’s Review of Books (March, 2001).
  • Nation and Reunification,” Reviews in American History (March, 2000).
  • Review of James W. Clarke, The Lineaments of Wrath: Race, Violent Crime and American Culture, in The Journal of American History (June, 1999).
  • Review of Rita M. Kissen, The Last Closet: The Real Lives of Lesbian and Gay TeachersRadical Teacher (Fall, 1998).
  • Review of Gail Bederman, Manliness and Civilization: A History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917) and Ellis Cose, A Man’s World: How Real is Male Privilege — And How High is Its Price? Contemporary Sociology (March, 1997).
  • Death-defying Women,” Women’s Review of Books (March, 199
  • Review of Miriam Cohen, Workshop to Office: Two Generations of Italian Women in New York City, 1900-1950Journal of Interdisciplinary History (Spring, 1995).
  • Review of Allen Tullos, Habits of Industry: White Culture and the Transformation of the Carolina Piedmont and Cathy L. McHugh, Mill Family: The Labor System in the Southern Cotton Textile Industry, 1880-191 in International Labor and Working-Class History (Spring 1991).

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Mariam K.Chamberlain,” American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press; online, April 21 2016.)
  • “Alice Roosevelt Longworth,” Notable American Women (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005)
  • “J. Edgar Hoover,” Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America, ed. Marc Stein (New York: Scribners, 2003), vol. 2, p. 65-67.