Affiliate Fellow

Gillian Frank received his Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies at Brown University and is a past recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellowship. Frank has published on the intertwined histories of religion, sexuality and gender in the United States.His work has appeared in venues such as Gender and HistoryJournal of the History of Sexuality and Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. Frank recently received a Louisville Institute grant to complete research on a book project entitled Making Choice Sacred: Liberal Religion and Reproductive Rights before Roe V Wade. Frank served as managing editor of NOTCHES: (re)marks on the history of sexuality, a collaborative, international, peer reviewed blog promoting critical discussions of the history of sexuality. He is the co-creator and co-host of the podcast "Sexing History," which explores how the history of sexuality shapes our present by drawing from oral histories, archival sources and path-setting research. He also published articles in venues such as SlateTimeJezebelNursing Clio, and The Forward. Frank's co-edited anthology, Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20th Century United States, was published with UNC Press in 2018.