Timothy Stewart-Winter - "Queer Clout" - co-sponsored by the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, the Urban Network, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, in partnership with the Urban Network, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the Seminary Co-op, is pleased to present a lecture by Timothy Stewart-Winter, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University. Steward-Winter discusses his new book, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics.

Followed by a Q&A with Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of U.S. History, University of Chicago

Co-sponsored by the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, the Urban Network, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

At the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, Classics 110

About Timothy Stewart-Winter: Timothy Stewart-Winter is Assistant 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, January 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.

Additional event details: Queer Clout may be purchased at the event courtesy of the Seminary Co-op and Professor Stewart-Winter will be available to sign copies after the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. For details, please visit americanculture.uchicago.edu.

Event Location: 
Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, Classics 110
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637