Nicholas Syrett earned his A.B. in Women's and Gender Studies from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Program in American Culture at the University of Michigan. He is interested in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. His research and writing have primarily focused upon the construction of masculinity and sexuality in white college fraternities and on histories of queer sexuality. He's author of "The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities" (University of North Carolina Press, 2009). His articles, reviews, and encyclopedia entries on gender and sexuality in the United States appear in various publications.
He has also researched the history of chronological age, especially in relation to marriage and childhood in the U.S. He is coeditor of "Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present" (NYU Press, 2015) and will publish "American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage" in the United States in 2016. He has been interviewed about his research by a variety of newspapers, magazines, and radio programs, including Newsweek, Out, The Atlantic, Bloomberg News, The New York Times, and NPR's Morning Edition.
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