Kristyn Scorsone, Naomi Extra, and Keishla Rivera * Fireball is a fast and furious DIY event. The structure of the ball is such that anyone can turn up announced and walk any category. The order rarely follows the program. As a result it is not possible to identify the participants […]
Oral history faces the challenge of bridging the divide between the observer and the observed.
The late 1970s and early 1980s was the historical peak of interest in the cervical cap in the United States.
Interview by Dan Royles Dagmawi Woubshet’s The Calendar of Loss (Johns Hopkins, 2015) examines the politics of mourning in the early years of the AIDS epidemic both in the United States and Ethiopia. The book details the ways in which early AIDS mourners used poetry, obituaries, visual art, and direct action protest both to commemorate […]
Interview by Jennifer Au, Taylor Branch, Sharim Estevez, Evelyn Giovine, Juliette Hackett, Jarron McAllister, Rebecca Neill, and Colleen O’Gorman Edited by Gillian Frank This post is part of a new series for NOTCHES, which features students interviewing authors of recent works in the history of sexuality. Our second entry has students […]
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.
Donna Drucker Purdue University in northern Indiana, like most American colleges and universities, experienced dramatic social and cultural changes in the 1960s and 1970s. The Dean of Women’s Office—which oversaw the affairs of female students until it merged with the Dean of Men’s Office to form the Dean of Students […]