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Visiting Professor Jerry Watkins III describes his work on Queer Southern History

(From the Flat Hat)

 Sifting through countless records in the State Archives of Florida in Tallahassee, visiting assistant history professor Jerry Watkins III discovered how the closeted lives of countless Floridian gay men and women were exposed and ruined through a state probe. Watkins’ occupation as a historian of sexuality allows him to unravel the complex personal and emotional histories of the queer Southern experience.  

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