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My Butch Career: In Conversation with Esther Newton

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A talk at CUNY with Dr. Esther Newton, a cultural anthropologist best known for her pioneering ethnography on LGBT communities.

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Esther Newton is a cultural anthropologist best known for her pioneering work on the ethnography of lesbian and gay communities in the United States. Newton studied history at the University of Michigan and received her BA with distinction in 1962 before starting her graduate work in anthropology at the University of Chicago.

Newton is the author of numerous articles and three groundbreaking books: Mother camp: female impersonators in America (1972); Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty years in America’s first gay and lesbian town (1993); and Margaret Mead made me gay: personal essays, public ideas (2000). The latter two won the Ruth Benedict Award of the Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists of the American Anthropological Association. Her memoir, My Butch Career: A Queer Life in Anthropology, was published by Duke University Press.

Among many other distinctions, Dr. Esther Newton is a founding member of the CLAGS, and is a member of the advisory group for the Stonewall History Project.

Please join us for this riveting lecture and discussion.

This event is co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Women and Society.

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