• Home
  • Events
  • Book Talk | Margot Canaday | Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

Book Talk | Margot Canaday | Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

09/21 Thursday | 5:30pm

Join the Institute for Public Knowledge for a book talk on Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America with the author Margot Canaday and an introduction by Caitlin Zaloom, on September 21 at 5:30 PM. Co-sponsored by the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and the NYU History Department.

Photograph of Margot Canaday standing in front of rows of books.

Margot Canaday is an award-winning historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. She is the author of The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in 20th Century America (Princeton University Press, 2009), and Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America (Princeton University Press, 2023). She is currently the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University. Professor Canaday’s teaching interests include gender and women’s history, the history of sexuality, the history of work/labor, as well as American political and legal history.

Caitlin Zaloom is a professor of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University who studies the cultural dimensions of finance, technology, urbanism, and economic life. Her latest book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, explores how the financial pressures to pay for college affect middle-class families. Zaloom is also the author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London, co-editor of the recent volumes Antidemocracy in America and The Long YearA 2020 Reader, and founding editor of the Public Bookswhich was a 2021 finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and has been featured in The New York Review of Books, The New York TimesThe Atlantic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education among others.

Join Our Mailing List