Jan Huebenthal

Ph.D. | Queer Studies, Cultural Studies

Email: [[e|jhuebenthal]]


Jan Huebenthal is a Ph.D. candidate and Teaching Fellow in American Studies at the College of William & Mary. His dissertation project focuses on narratives, memories, and futures of HIV/AIDS care and treatment vis-à-vis neoliberal LGBT rights movements. 

Jan earned an M.A. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary and a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a Minor in English-Speaking Cultures from the University of Bremen, Germany. He also studied at Dickinson College as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholar. Prior to coming to William & Mary, he worked as an intern in the Public & Economic Policy Program at the American Academy in Berlin and at the German Consulate General in San Francisco. ​

Currently, Jan is the Graduate Fellow of the William & Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia

A German native, Jan lives in Richmond, Virginia.


M.A., American Studies, College of William & Mary (2013)

B.A., Cultural Studies with a Minor in English-Speaking Cultures, University of Bremen (2011)

Research and Teaching Interests

Jan's research and teaching interests include gender studies, queer theory, dis/ability studies,  theories and histories of race, American history, histories of AIDS activism and prevention, and health studies.

Selected Professional Experience

Assistant Director, William & Mary Global Film Festival: Film & Renewal ​- College of William & Mary ​(Academic Year 2014/2015)

Teaching Assistant AMST 205/GSWS 290 "Sexuality in America"​ ​- College of William & Mary (Spring 2014)

Program Intern Public & Economic Policy - The American Academy in Berlin​, Germany​ (2013)

Public Services Graduate Assistant - Swem Library, College of William & Mary (2012)

Foreign Service Intern - Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco, CA (2010)