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April 7, 2015

Gay Liberation in New York City

Christopher Adam Mitchell came to St. Francis College on April 7, 2015 to share his work on the history of Gay Liberation in New York City and beyond.

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Mitchell is a queer historian based in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches history and women’s/gender studies at Rutgers University-Newark, Pace University in Manhattan, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. In addition to his interests in the historical intersections of sexuality, culture, and economics in the contemporary era, Mitchell is active in developing and promoting LGBTQIA humanities and anti-bullying curriculum in primary, intermediate, and secondary education as a member of the board and education committee chair for the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY-Graduate Center. He completed his Ph.D. in history at Rutgers University with a dissertation entitled, “The Transformation of Gay Life in New York City from the Closet to Liberation, 1948-1977: A Study in Late Capitalism,” in 2014.

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