A website that explores historical issues with contemporary relevance, historical perspectives on current events, and ideas about contemporary teaching, academia, and alt-academia.
I am a U.S. historian of gender, sexuality, and medicine who teaches at Alfred University. I am writing a book on neurasthenic men and sexual health after the Civil War. I am also an assistant producer of the podcast Sexing History. I love yarn, donuts, and pro wrestling.
For those of us trained as a historians in a Research I University (R1) graduate program who choose a career in a small liberal arts college (SLAC), the first year can be a culture shock. New faculty should expect to make significant adjustments.