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Stephen Vider

Part-time Faculty
(212) 992-7772
1 Wash Pl, Room 431

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Stephen Vider is a scholar of U.S. social and cultural history. His research and teaching interests include gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; mental health, social science, and social welfare; youth studies; and public humanities. He is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Sexuality at Yale University. His current book project, Queer Belongings: Gay Men and the American Home After World War II (under contract with University of Chicago Press), examines how American conceptions of the home have shaped gay identities, relationships, and politics from the Cold War to the same-sex marriage movement. His academic articles have appeared in American Quarterly, Gender & History, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, and Transition. His popular writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Village Voice, Avidly, Time, and Slate, among other places. To read his work, see his website

Teaching and Research Interests

U.S. social, cultural, and intellectual history; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; LGBTQ communities and politics; public and digital humanities; youth studies; mental illness and mental health; social science and social welfare

Stephen Vider


B.A. English & Psychology, Yale University, 2003
M.A. English Literature, Harvard University, 2010
Ph.D. History of American Civilization & Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Harvard University, 2013


2016 Spring

First-Year Research Seminar: Making Public Queer History