Lauren Jae Gutterman is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows and an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She will be joining the American Studies Department at the University of Texas, Austin in the Fall of 2015. She holds a PhD in History from New York University, where she concentrated on twentieth-century U.S. history with a particular focus on women, gender, and sexuality. Lauren’s book manuscript Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire within Marriage, under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press, examines the personal experiences and public representation of wives who desired women between 1945 and 1989.
For three years Lauren served as the Project Coordinator of OutHistory.org, the website on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer U.S. history founded by Jonathan Ned Katz. Lauren has also worked as the Assistant Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School, and as a Sexual Health Educator with the Community Healthcare Network’s Teens P.A.C.T. program in Brooklyn. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University where she graduated summa cum laude.