News and Events

Cynthia Blair wins Romero Prize

Associate Professor Cynthia M. Blair has just won the Lora Romero First Book Prize from the American Studies Association for her new book, I've Got to Make My Livin': Black Women's Sex Work in Turn-Of-The-Century Chicago, from University of Chicago Press.

Out in Chicago opens at Chicago History Museum

Associate Professor Jennifer Brier is the co-curator of "Out in Chicago," an exhibition opening May 21, 2011 at the Chicago History Museum that will explore 150 years of LGBT life in the city.

Parsons receives fellowship

Graduate student Anne Parsons is the recipient of a 2011-12 Humanities Institute dissertation fellowship for her project, "Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers: Psychiatric Hospitals, Prison and the Institutionization of Twentieth Century America."