Katie Batza, Ph.D., assistant professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the University of Kansas will present, “Gay Health Politics in the Midwest,” at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, in Room 322, Xavier Hall.
Batza earned her doctorate in U.S. History from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the author of Before AIDS: Gay Health Politics in the United States (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).
She is currently researching a second book project that explores the experiences of the early AIDS crisis in the Heartland, including Missouri and St. Louis. She will be speaking about both her book and her current research, discussing her findings and the process of researching LBGT history and culture.
The talk is presented by the Department of American Studies with support from the American Studies Graduate Student Group and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.