Ph.D., King's College London, 2013
Dr. Jerry Watkins received his Ph.D. through the Institute of North American Studies at King's College London in 2013. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in History from Georgia State University. He currently teaches History 2110, the U.S. History Survey. He is broadly interested in connections at the level of the individual, the local, and the national in the twentieth century. The History of Sexuality, Queer History, World War II, the Cold War, Tourism, American popular culture, and Gender provide the methodological framework for his research. His current research focuses on small cities that occupy the spaces between concepts of "rural" and "urban" and looks at the ways that movement and familiarity characterize the queer experiences of these spaces. He is also interested in networks and networking across boundaries of gender, culture, race, class, and nationality.