Stein Discusses His New Book in Q&A

Author: Campus Memo
April 4, 2022

On March 15, Philadelphia Gay News published a Q&A with Marc Stein, SF State’s Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History. Stein discussed his new book, “Queer Public History: Essays on Scholarly Activism,” and his research into the history of LGBTQ activism in Philadelphia.

“It can be trite to say this, but I really do think that we can learn about the present by studying the past,” Stein said. “I want to know — how did the world that I’m encountering come to be? Why is it organized the way that it is? Why do we see these injustices? Why do we see these struggles? Why do we see successful forms of activism? I think it can be really helpful to understand our present world.”