Christina B. Hanhardt

Christina B. Hanhardt is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on the study of U.S. social movements and cities, with particular attention to the entwined politics of race, sexuality, policing, and punishment. She is the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Duke), which won the 2014 Lambda Literary Award for Best Book in LGBT Studies. Her writing has also appeared in Radical History Review, Journal of American History, GLQ, Women and Performance, and the edited collection Policing the Planet (Verso), among other venues. She is currently working on two book projects: “This is Not a Safe Space,” which focuses on U.S. campus debates about safety, and “Left Out,” which engages queer theory and politics to track the history of stigma in U.S. urban social movements in the post WWII period.