Howard Solomon received his PhD from Northwestern University in 1968. He taught French history at New York University from 1968 until 1971, when he moved to a position at Tufts University. At Tufts, Solomon developed his interest in social history and taught courses such as Social Deviance in European History and Marginality and Power. He served as Tufts’s first dean of undergraduate studies and administrative affairs from 1978-1982, before returning to the history department and developing his teaching and scholarship in queer history more explicitly. In this lecture preceding his retirement from Tufts, Solomon recounts his own coming out process and identity development as a gay Jewish working-class man in academia, while also telling the story of the increasing visibility and acceptance of the LGBT community on the Tufts campus, and the development of the field of queer history more broadly.
University of Southern Maine
LGBT, Tufts University, New York University, University of Southern Maine, French history, Paris, women’s studies, queer history, social history, HIV/AIDS, Maine, coming out, gay rights movement, Judaism
Solomon, Howard, "Solomon, Howard" (2000). USM Lesbian and Gay Oral History Project. 11.
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