Queer Labor Symposium - YRIHS

Event time: 
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:00pm
HGS 211 See map
York Street
Event description: 

Queer Labor 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 5:00pm - HGS Room 211
Historians of sexuality have rarely explored the queer history of the workplace, and labor historians have usually ignored the distinctive cultures, concerns, and experiences of LGBT workers. But how did work shape queer culture on and off the clock, and how did LGBT workers challenge and change workplace norms, the labor movement, and employment law? How have queer gender norms interacted with the gendering of labor? What might we learn by bringing labor history and queer history together?

Kate Redburn, Yale University (moderator)
Phil Tiemeyer, Philadelphia University
Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Miriam Frank, New York University
Anne Balay, author or Steel Closets

Open to: 
General Public