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Marcia M. Gallo named NYPL's Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017

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Marcia M. Gallo

We are pleased to announce that Marcia M. Gallo has been selected as The New York Public Library’s Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017–2018. Gallo received her doctorate in history from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2004. Her first book, Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement (Carroll & Graf, 2006; Seal Press, 2007), won the 2006 Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for the Publishers’ Triangle Judy Grahn Award. Gallo’s second book, "No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy (Cornell University Press 2015) won both the 2015 Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction and the 2015 Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award. It also was a finalist for the 2015 USA Book News awards. Gallo has authored articles and contributed essays to a number of edited collections, such as Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History (Boyd and Roque Ramirez; Oxford, 2012) and Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism 1945–1985 (Laughlin and Castledine; Routledge, 2011). At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, Gallo serves as MA Program Coordinator. She also is the current President of the Southwest Oral History Association, which promotes community as well as academically based oral history projects in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. During her fellowship at the Library, she will be researching the impact of feminist and lesbian theory and activism on the LGBTQ movement and its organizations from the 1970s through the 1990s.

The Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar program at The New York Public Library fosters excellence in LGBT studies by providing funds for scholars to do research in the Library’s preeminent LGBT historical collections. The Fellowship is open to both academic faculty and independent scholars who have made a significant contribution to the field. For more information, visit the fellowship page.

The Martin Duberman Visiting Scholars are funded by the generous support of Martin Duberman and Eli Zal.

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