Gillian A Frank


Gill1Gillian A Frank is a visiting fellow at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion. He holds a PhD in American Studies from Brown University, where he concentrated on twentieth-century U.S. history with a  focus on women, gender, and sexuality. Gillian’s book manuscript Save Our Children: Conservative Sexual Politics in the United States, 1965-1990, under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press, focuses on how conservative child protection movement redefined religious and civil rights and cultural mores.

Gillian is a managing editor and a regular contributor to Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality, which is a collaborative, international, open-access blog that was established in order to encourage thinking about the history of sexuality in its broadest sense. Notches publishes weekly or bi-weekly blogs written by an international collection of scholars, postgrad students, activists and other writers.

Gillian is also co-editing Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20th Century United States, an edited volume that  stages an interdisciplinary conversation among scholars in religious studies and the history of sexuality. The book seeks to address “sexuality” and “religion” in truly capacious terms and thus to map the changing interrelationships between religious institutions, teachings, and practices with sexual identities, communities and politics across multiple faith traditions, sexual, racial and ethnic communities, and geographies.