Public History

Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and International Gay Rights Activism,” Nursing Clio (blog), April 20, 2017.

Exhibition Consultant for “The Era of the Holocaust,” an exhibition curated by students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which was on display at the Priddy Library of the Universities at Shady Grove campus from December 2016 – January 2017.

Perfect Arrangement

A Comedy Based on Serious Political History, a brief
history of the Lavender Scare included in the playbill for Perfect Arrangement, directed by Amy Berlin and performed at Richmond Triangle Players theater in Richmond, Virginia. September 28 – October 22, 2016.

Volunteer at the Pink Triangle of San Francisco’s annual ceremony commemorating the Nazis’ gay victims. San Francisco, California. June 2014. (


(For a list of research presentations at academic conferences, click here.)

Memory and the Burden of Silence for the Nazis’ Gay Victims,” Troy University. Montgomery, Alabama. November 2017.

Race and Violence in the Nazi Campaign against Homosexuality,” the University of South Alabama. Mobile, Alabama. October 2017.  

The Damnedest of the Damned: The Nazi Persecution of Gays and Lesbians,” Temple Isaiah. Palm Springs, California. April 2017.

“‘Liberation Was only for Others:’ Violence and the Burden of Memory for Gay Holocaust Survivors,” University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. April 2017.

‘For Homosexuals, the Third Reich Hasn’t Ended Yet:’ Memory, Victimhood, and the Law in West Germany,” Valdosta State University. Valdosta, Georgia. April 2017.

The Damnedest of the Damned: The Nazi Persecution of Gays and Lesbians,” Weber State University. Ogden, Utah. March 2017.

“’Remembrances of Things Once Hidden:’ The Grassroots Efforts to Memorialize the Nazis’ ‘Forgotten Victims,’” 60th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference. Omaha, Nebraska. March 2017.

Pink Triangle Legacies: The International Struggle to Memorialize the Nazis’ Gay Victims,” University of Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee. February 16, 2017.

The Nazi Campaign against Homosexuality,” Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar: Gender and Sexuality in the Holocaust. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. January 11, 2017.

Making Queer Subjects Visible in Holocaust Studies,” Summer Research Seminar: Sexual Violence in the Holocaust. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. August 16, 2016.


(Un)Comfortable Identities: Representations of Persecution
Humboldt State University
Arcata, California. October 2017. 

By exploring emerging research on the representation of historical persecution, this symposium examined the lasting impact of persecution on memory and identity for communities in different historical contexts. In bringing together educators and scholars from diverse disciplines, the symposium initiated meaningful dialogue about trauma, identity, violence, and discrimination against communities in Europe and the Pacific Northwest. 

Toward Healing & Reconciliation: Lessons from the Holocaust and
the Jim Crow South

Miles College. Fairfield, Alabama. September 2017. 
In this one-day conference, scholars, students, and the public explored the lessons that can be drawn from the study of the systems of targeted oppression and racial violence in Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South within their specific historical contexts. Special attention was given to the ways in which religious institutions either challenged or justified the racial discrimination in their respective societies.

Landscapes of Displacement: Borderlands in Comparative Perspective
San Diego, California. September 2016.
Co-organized with USHMM Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and San Diego Mesa College School of Social/Behavioral Sciences and Multicultural Studies, this interdisciplinary symposium explored current and emerging research on borderlands, refugees, and displacement in Holocaust studies, Latina/o and Chicana/o studies, Asian American studies, American Indian studies, and African American, Africana, and Black studies.


Landscapes of Displacement
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Traversing the Borderlands: Past, Present, and Future
Buffalo, New York. April 2013
22nd Annual Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo. This international conference enabled graduate students from the United States, Canada, and elsewhere to share current research with fellow students and faculty members in a number of fields, including History, American Studies, English, Comparative Literature, Classics, Global Gender Studies, African-American Studies, and Disability Studies.

2013 UB Milton Plesur Grad. Conference