News at Princeton

Friday, April 28, 2017

Web Stories

'Problem of Unattached Persons' is topic, Feb. 22

Margot Canaday, who joined the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton this year, will speak on "Most Fags Are Floaters: The Problem of Unattached Persons During the Early New Deal, 1933-1935" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in 210 Dickinson Hall. The lecture will be followed by discussion and a reception.

Canaday received a doctorate in history from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council. Her dissertation, titled "The Straight State: Sexuality and American Citizenship, 1900-1969," won prizes from the Law and Society Association and the University of Minnesota. She is currently conducting research on heterosexuality as a legal regime in American history.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the Program in African American Studies.

Back To Top