- Professor, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Nicholas L. Syrett is a Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the chair of the department. He earned his A.B. in Women's and Gender Studies at Columbia University and his Ph.D. in American Culture at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on gender, sexuality, and childhood in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States. He is a coeditor (with Corinne T. Field, University of Virginia) of Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present (2015) and the author of two books: The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities (2009) and American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States (2016). He has also published essays on queer history in American Studies, Genders, GLQ, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and the Pacific Historical Review. He has been interviewed about his work on NPR's Morning Edition, Back Story, and other radio programs and in publications like Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and the Atlantic. He has contributed op-eds to the New York Times, CNN, the Daily Beast, and the Washington Post.