Faculty and Staff
Vicki L. Eaklor
Retiree, NS Professor History
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Vicki L. Eaklor
Ph.D., 1982; M.A., 1980: American Intellectual/Cultural History
Washington University in St. Louis

M.A.: Musicology
Washington University in St. Louis, 1979

B.A.: History; Music Education
Adams State College, 1976

Classes Taught
Age of Franklin and Jefferson
American History II
Americans and Their Environments
Civil War Era, 1830-1877
Creation of American Culture, 1820-1920
Europe and the Americas, 1450-1750
Hollywood Under the Code
Modern American Culture
Queer American History
Queer Hollywood
Rise and Fall of Iberia, 1450-1950
Women in Society
Music Instructor: Percussion lessons

Selected Publications
Queer America: A GLBT History of the Twentieth Century, Greenwood Press, 2008. Released in paper from The New Press, 2011, as Queer America: A People's GLBT History of the United States.

Editor, Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights Into the Mainstream: Twenty Years of Progress, by the late Steve Endean, lesbian/gay rights activist and founder of the Human Rights Campaign, The Haworth Press, Inc., 2006.

American Antislavery Songs: A Collection and Analysis, Greenwood Press, 1988.

Online Articles
"Queer History/American History," POV article for LGBT History Month (October, 2008). http://www.glbtq.com

"Is Queer History, History with an Agenda? Sure." Posted on History News Network, June 30, 2008. http://hnn.us/articles/51189.html

"How Queer-Friendly Are U.S. History Textbooks?" Posted on History News Network, Jan. 26, 2004. http://hnn.us/articles/3200.html

"Striking Chords and Touching Nerves: Myth and Gender in Gone With the Wind," Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, www.imagesjournal.com; reprinted in Maasik, Sonia, and Jack Solomon, eds., Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006; an The Scott Foresman Writer, 4th ed. Allyn & Bacon, 2009.

Print Articles
"The Kids Are All Right But the Lesbians Aren’t: The Illusion of Progress in Popular Film," Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques, Winter, 2012.

"Teaching LGBTQ History: Two Situations," for special issue of the AHA’s Perspectives on History entitled "Controversy in the Classroom," May, 2010.

"Education in an Imagined Community: Lessons from Brook Farm," Schools as Imagined Communities: The Creation of Identity, Meaning, and Conflict in U.S. History, ed. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Sherman Dorn and Barbara Shircliffe, Palgrave/Macmillan Co., 2006.

"Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going, and Who Gets to Say?" in Modern American Queer History, ed. Allida M. Black, Temple University Press, 2001.

Short ‘n’ Suite (percussion trio), Music for Percussion, Inc., 1978.

4 for 4 (percussion quartet), Music for Percussion, Inc., 1974.

Honors and Awards
Abigail Allen Award at Alfred University, 2004
Excellence in Teaching Award, Alfred University, 1998, 2005
Margaret and Barbara Hagar Professor of Humanities, Alfred University, 2000-2003
Outstanding Faculty Leader Award, from AU Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, 1998
Winner, 1997 essay contest celebrating October as LGBT History Month, sponsored by GLAAD
NEH Summer Seminar: "The Woman Question in Western Thought, 1750-1950," 1986