Gillian Frank

Gillian Frank received his PhD from the Department of American Studies at Brown University. He recently completed an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship with the Department of History at Stony Brook University. Frank has published on the intertwined histories of religion, conservatism, sexuality and gender in the United States. His work has appeared in venues such as Gender and History, Journal of the History of Sexuality and Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.  He is currently working on a book project entitled Save Our Children: Sexual Politics and Cultural Conservatism in the United States, 1965-1990, which will be published with University of Pennsylvania Press.  Save Our Children explores the rise of political and religious conservatism between 1965 and 1990 by focusing on how social and political movements used the image of endangered children to redefine religious and civil rights and cultural mores. Frank is the editor and a regular contributor to NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality (, which is hoted by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and advances the Centre’s mission of encouraging the widest accessibility and interest in the history of sexuality. Frank is also co-editing an anthology on Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20 th Century United States.