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VIRTUAL EVENT Queerness and the Security State - February 3

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host the latest installment of our virtual Atomic History Speaker Series on Friday, February 3rd at 6 pm (MT). Dr. Jordan Biro Walters will be presenting further findings about the only known openly gay Manhattan Project worker, Claude Schwob. In our previous virtual event "A 'Lavender Lad' with a Security Clearance" presented by Dr. John Ibson, we got a glimpse into what life may have been like for members of the LGBTQ+ community who entered the national laboratory system in the mid-20th century. Please join us to learn about Schwob and dive more deeply into this subject. Additionally, everyone who registers for this event will receive an exclusive discount code for Dr. Biro Walters' new book!

This event is $10 to attend virtually, Museum members receive a discount, and Atomic History Patron Members can attend for free. Advance registration is required to attend. Donations are appreciated.

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If you are a member of the Museum or an Atomic History Patron Member, please contact contact us for the promo code.

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About Dr. Jordan Biro Walters

Dr. Jordan Biro Walters

Jordan Biro Walters (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of history and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) and a public historian who specializes in digital, community, and oral history projects. Her current research focuses on the intersections of LGBTQ+ artistic production, queer mobility, and political activism in New Mexico. Her first book, Wide-Open Desert: A Queer History of New Mexico, published by the University of Washington Press, came out on January 3, 2023. Jordan Biro Walters draws on oral histories, documentaries, poetry, and archival sources to demonstrate how geographic migration and creative expression enabled LGBTQ+ people to resist marginalization and forge spaces of belonging.