Assistant Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University
in Baton Rouge
Catherine Jacquet is assistant professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at Louisiana State University. At LSU she teaches courses in US history, women’s history, and the history of sexuality. As both a historian and a member of the queer community, she is particularly committed to learning and teaching the LGBTQ past. She has taught courses on trans* history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Macalester College (St Paul, MN). Like her teaching, her current research also emerged from a combination of personal and professional interests in social justice. She is currently revising her book manuscript, which focuses on social movement activism in response to rape in the 20th century United States. In the book, she examines the anti-rape activism of both the black freedom movement and the feminist movement in the 1960s and 70s with a particular interest in how activists politicized rape, and how they negotiated competing understandings and solutions to this type of violence. Her research has been published in the Journal of Women’s History and the Radical History Review.
Before Caitlyn Jenner: A Brief History of Transsexuality in the US
BY CATHERINE JACQUET
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 30, 2017
Before Caitlyn Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair in June 2015, transsexual and gender variant people had been fighting for decades for equality in the United States. In this brief history Cat Jacquet will explore the origins of transsexuality and ensuing movements for trans rights.