Nan Alamilla Boyd, Ph.D.
At SF State Since:
Nan Alamilla Boyd has a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley (1986) and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from Brown University (1989, 1995). At San Francisco State University, she teaches courses on the history of sexuality, queer theory, historical methodology, and urban tourism. She has published reviews and articles in Feminist Teacher, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Radical History Review, English Language Notes, Women’s Review of Books, Signs, Frontiers, Gender & Society, Denver University Law Review, and Radical Philosophy Review. Her book, Wide Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965 (University of California Press, 2003), charts the rise of queer politics in San Francisco. Her second book, Bodies of Evidence, the Practice of Queer Oral HIstory (Oxford, 2012), co-edited with Horacio N. Roque Ramírez, pairs fourteen oral history excerpts with commentaries by oral historians. Nan has also been a long-time volunteer at the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco. She founded the Historical Society’s oral history project in 1992, served as co-chair of the Archives Committee from 2004-2008, and served two terms on the Board of Directors. She is currently at work on a third book project, a history of tourism in San Francisco.