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Christopher Babits

B.A. (Highest Honors), M.A., Clark University

Biography

I’m a second-year PhD student.  My research focuses on United States gender and sexuality in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  For my dissertation, I plan on investigating the ways various post-World War II stakeholders used psychoanalysis and other forms of counseling to “convert” gay men and lesbians.  I am particularly interested in the connections between conservative religious groups and supposedly secular psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors.

Interests

American masculinity; gender and sexuality; slavery and abolition; history of psychology; educational history, policy, and reform; public history; historical teaching methods
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