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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David M. Halperin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1952 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Halperin was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

David M. Halperin is a theorist in the fields of gender studies, queer theory, critical theory, material culture and visual culture. He is the cofounder of ''GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies''.Currently, he is the WH Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality at the University of Michigan. His primary interests are the history and theory of homosexuality; classical studies and its relation to contemporary cultural history; gay men's cultural practices and subjectivity and HIV/AIDS. Along with the books he has written, he has also edited ''The Construction of Erotic Experience in the Ancient Greek World'' with John J. Winkler and Froma I. Zeitlin (1990), ''The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader'' with Henry Abelove and Michele Aina Barale (1993), ''Gay Shame'' with Valerie Traub (2009) and ''The War on Sex'' with Trevor Hoppe which is forthcoming.

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-- '''''The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader''''' *Lambda Literary Award for Anthologies