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University of Maryland Associate Professor Christina Hanhardt Lecture (3/10)

Broken Windows at Blue's: A Queer History of Gentrification and Quality of Life Policing 

Thursday, March 10
Taylor 203 

Christina B. Hanhardt is Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies,  Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Professor, LGBT Studies at the University of Maryland.  

Her research focuses on the historical and contemporary study of U.S. social movements and cities since the mid-20th century, with an emphasis on the politics of stigma, punishment, and uneven development. Her first book, Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Duke University Press, 2013), is a history of (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) LGBT activism against violence in New York and San Francisco from the mid-1960s to the early 2000s, framed in the context of broader debates about poverty, gentrification, and policing. 

Safe Space won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies, and honorable mention for both the American Studies Association’s John Hope Franklin Prize for Best Book in American Studies, and the Lora Romero Prize for Best First Book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation.