Don Romesburg

I am a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History at University of California at Berkeley
My dissertation, 'Arrested Development: Homosexuality, Gender, and American Adolescence, 1890-1930', explores the turn-of-the-century proliferation of psychological, sociological, and youth work discourses and institutions relating to adolescence and how homosexuality and gender transgression were addressed. It also looks at the spaces, both designed for young people and not (i.e., reformatories, high schools, youth clubs, city streets, commercial amusements), in which youth and homosexuality intersected and how these related (or did not relate) to the category of adolescence.

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