George Chauncey

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General Information

Name: George Chauncey

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1954



Illinois Connection

Chauncey was a professor at the University of Chicago from 1991 - 2006.

Biographical and Professional Information

George Chauncey is the Samuel Knight Professor of History & American Studies and DGS of American Studies at Yale University. His field of interests include: U.S.: 20th century US social, cultural, and urban history; Lesbian & gay history; and History of gender & sexuality.

In 2012 he was awarded the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. He is co-director of the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities and has served as the chair of the History Department, chair of LGBT Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies and Undergraduate Studies for American Studies.

Along with the books listed below, Chauncey was also one of three editors of the book, Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past.

Published Works

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940, Basic Books , 1995

Why Marriage: The History Shaping Today's Debate Over Gay Equality, Basic Books , 2005

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

  • Organization of American Historians’ Merle Curti Prize for the best book in social history
  • Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the best first book in any field of history
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize
  • Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men Studies, 1994

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

George Chauncey on WorldCat


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