John D`Emilio

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General Information

Name: John D`Emilio

Pen Name: None

Born: 1948 in Bronx, New York

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

D'Emilio is a professor of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

D'Emilio is one of the leading and best-known scholars in the area of GLBT studies. Many scholars consider him to be one of the founders of GLBT studies. In addition to being a scholar, he is a social activist who has dedicated a considerable amount of time to various activities helping both GLBT and mainstream social causes. D'Emilio is a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago where his teaching centers on US history and gender studies.

Published Works

  • The Civil Rights' Struggle: Leaders in Profile , Facts on File, 1979
  • Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970, University of Chicago Press, 1983 - 2nd edition, with a new preface and afterward, 1998
  • Intimate Matters, A History of Sexuality in America, Harper, 1988 - written with Estelle Freedman
  • Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics and the University, Rutledge, 1992
  • Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy and Civil Rights, St. Martin's Press, 2000
  • The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics and Culture, Duke University Press, 2002
  • Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin, Free Press, 2003

Titles at Your Library

Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America

ISBN: 0226142647
Release Date: 1998-02-28

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

  • Pulitzer Prize Nomination
  • Brudner Prize at Yale University, 2005

The World Turned

  • Lambda Editor`s Choice Award Literary Award, 2002

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities

  • Stonewall Book Award, 1984

Lost Prophet: Bayard Rustin and the Quest for Peace and Justice in America

  • Stonewall Book Award for Non-Fiction, 2004

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, contact:

University of Illinois, Chicago

Dept. of Gender and Women`s Studies

External Links

John D`Emilio on WorldCat


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