Clay Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sexuality, 2013-15
Stephen Vider is spending two years at Yale as the first Clay Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sexuality. He will participate in the activities of the YRIHS and will teach a course in his second year here.
Stephen Vider recently completed his PhD at Harvard University in History of American Civilization, with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. His dissertation, No Place Like Home: A Cultural History of Gay Domesticity, 1948-1982, examines the social development of gay male domestic spaces and their representation in American culture, from the publication of the first Kinsey Report to the AIDS epidemic. He received his BA in 2003 from Yale University, in English and Psychology. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as editorial assistant, and later assistant editor, at Nextbook.org, an online magazine about Jewish literature and culture. His academic writing has appeared in the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Journal of the History of Sexuality, and Transition. He has also written for The Village Voice, Newsday, and the New York Times, among other places.
Stephen is currently revising his manuscript for publication, and beginning work on a second project about LGBT mental health since 1973.