Modern America Workshop - "Making the 'Business Case': Gay Rights Inside the Post-Fordist Corporation"

Modern America Workshop
Event date: 
April 17, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:20pm
Margot Canaday
Princeton University
Seminar Series: 
Modern America Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies and the Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies

"Making the 'Business Case': Gay Rights Inside the Post-Fordist Corporation"

Margot Canaday, Princeton University

There is a pre-circulated paper for this workshop. To receive the paper and to RSVP, email Jennifer Loessy at is limited for this workshop. Lunch will be provided.

Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. She holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009), won the Organization of American Historians' Ellis Hawley Prize, the American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award (co-winner), the American Studies Association's Lora Romero Prize, the American Society for Legal History's Cromwell Book Prize, the Committee on LGBT History's John Boswell Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies, as well as the Association of American Law Schools' Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award. Canaday has won fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Princeton University Society of Fellows, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. With Thomas Sugrue, Glenda Gilmore, Michael Kazin, and Stephen Pitti, she is co-editor of the series Politics and Culture in Modern America at the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Gender & Sexuality
Political History
United States
20th Century