Author: George Chauncey
Profile: George Chauncey is an author and professor of American History. He is a professor of history at Columbia University. He was born in the year 1954. He is well known for his books, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (1994).
In 1977 he received his B.A. Degree and in 1989, his Ph.D degree in History from Yale University. He has been professor at the University of Chicago in the Department of History, where he rose from to a full professor of History from an assistant professor in History. In 2017 he joined the department of history at Columbia University, subsequently. He is Director of the Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities.
Cultural, political and social history is combined together in his book Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (1994) in which he argues that gay culture thrived openly in New York from early twentieth century. A textured and rich account of gay life in urban areas is offered in this book.
Writing style: Besides working on the history of sexuality, gender and the city, George Chauncey focuses specially on the history of American LGBTQ.
1995 – Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940
2005 – Why Marriage? The History Shaping Today’s Debate Over Gay Equality
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Received fellowships from the National Humanities Centre, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Centre for Scholars and Writers and the American Council of Learned Societies at the New York Public Library.
1987 – Samuel Golieb Fellowship in Legal History, New York University School of Law
1992 – American Council of Learned Societies
1996 – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1996 – National Humanities Centre
1997-2003 – Social Science Research Council Sexuality Research Fellowship, five Faculty Advisor Awards
1997 – Sprague Todes Literary Award, Gerber-Hart Library
1998 – Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University
1989-1990 – Rutgers Centre for Historical Analysis
2000 – First James Brudner Memorial Award in Lesbian and Gay Studies, Yale University
2001 – Freedom Award, Equality Illinois
2004 – Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library
2007 – Elected, Member, New York Academy of History
2012 – Sidonie Miskimin Clauss Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, Yale
2015 – Elected, Member, Society of American Historians