Announcing: 2024 HRC/Freilich Visiting Fellow

Assistant Professor Christopher Ewing, Perdue University
Thursday 18 January 2024

Congratulations to Christopher Ewing, Assistant Professor from Purdue University's Department of History and the 2024 HRC/Freilich Project Visiting Fellow.

Christopher's research takes a transnational approach to queer history and the history of race, investigating the integration of social movements and policy during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. While at the ANU, Christopher will be conducting research as part of a project that charts the transnational vectors of hate crimes politics as he investigates the interconnections between the development of Australian hate crime politics at the turn of the 1990s and broader, transnational shifts in understanding bigotry.

Christopher's first book, The Color of Desire: The Queer Politics of Race in the Federal Republic of Germany after 1970, argues that racism and antiracism were central to queer political movements in the Federal Republic in the aftermath of gay liberation. Other research loks at how hate became a useful way of making sense of violence against minoritised groups in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the US as disparate groups turned to criminal law to solve a social problem. Christopher is also currently co-editing a collection titled Reading Queer Media: New Approaches to Print Media in the German Speaking World.

We look forward to welcoming Christopher with us at the Freilich Project toward the end of the year and sharing his research.

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