My current research focuses on histories of LGBTQ youth in the twentieth-century United States. I am working on a book-length project historicizing queer girlhoods, entitled “Queer Youth: Everyday Life and Cultural Politics, 1930-1980,” as well as an edited volume of letters sent to a young gay prisoner, entitled “Dear Robert: Persistence, Violence, and Gay Life in the 1980s.” I am also working on articles about same-sex couples’ struggle to attend the high school prom and queer youth activism in the 1970s and ‘80s.
- “Apex of Heterosexuality,” in Don Romesburg, ed., Routledge History of Queer America. Routledge, 2017 (forthcoming).
- Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties. Gender and American Culture Series. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
- “Scouts, Tomboys, and the History of Girls and Girlhood," Journal of Women’s History Vol. 26, No. 4 (2014): 272-181.
- “‘Someone to Love’: Teen Girls’ Same-Sex Desire in the 1950s United States,” in Queer 1950s: Locating Sexual Cultures in the West, Heike Bauer and Matt Cook, eds. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- “The B-girl Evil: Bureaucracy, Sexuality, and the Menace of Bar-room Vice in Postwar California,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 2003): 171-204.
- Review of Marilyn Hegarty, Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes, Journal of the History of Sexuality Vol. 21, No. 2 (May 2012): 339.
- Review of Carolyn E. Cocca, Jailbait: The Politics of Statutory Rape Law in the United States, H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews, November, 2007.
- “Femme Histories Roundtable—Part 1.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. February 16, 2017.
- “Femme Histories Roundtable—Part 2.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. February 23, 2017.
- “Bad Girls: A Student Interview with Amanda Littauer.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. July 26, 2016.
- “Sex on the Home Front: Venereal Disease and the Topography of Heterosexuality.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. April 5, 2016.
- “’What can I do to be normal?’ Queer Female Desire in Letters to Dr. Alfred Kinsey.” NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality. August 20, 2015.
- HIST 260 American History to 1865
- HIST 261 American History Since 1865
- HIST 369 U.S. Women’s History
- HIST 367 U.S. LGBT History
- HIST 495 Senior Thesis
- HIST 498 American Girlhoods
- HIST 7xx U.S. Women’s and Gender History Reading Seminar
- WGST 101 Women, Sex, and Gender Today
- LGBT 400 Queer Theory
- Research in Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies
- The New Girls’ Studies
- Elected Co-Chair, 2015-2018, Committee on LGBT History, an independent 501c3 organization and an affiliate of the American Historical Association.