Joseph Plaster

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His research focuses on the survival of queer homeless youth in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, from the 1960s to the present. The recipient of the American Historical Society’s 2010 Allan Berube Prize for work in public history, Plaster has been a Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar at the New York Public Library and a fellow at the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has published his scholarship in Radical History Review. Before entering academia, Plaster worked as a public humanities director and oral historian affiliated with San Francisco’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. He teaches courses on oral history methods and theory; queer theory and performance studies; and public humanities.

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