David Ferrara

David Ferrara


  • United States History



  • MA, University of New Hampshire, 2014
  • BA, University of New Hampshire, 2010

Research Interests

  • History of Sexuality in the United States
  • LGBTQ Political History
  • 20th Century Political Movements

Recent Publications

  • “An Ally and Intermediary: Bella Abzug, Gay Rights, and the Equality Act,” Modern American History, July 2022, forthcoming.
  • “Beyond Sexual Politics and Sexual Communities: Unlikely Spaces for Queer Identity Formation in the Postwar U.S.,” Essays in History, forthcoming.
  • review of Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies, by John M. Belohlavek, Southern Historian, Vol. 34, Spring 2018: 82-4.

Current Projects

  • Dissertation on the role of mainstream political and cultural allies in the movement for LGBTQ rights.

Awards & Honors

  • The Frank Lawrence Owsley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Superior Competency in History, 2018