About the Author

Tristan Cabello is a historian of Twentieth Century America and Western Europe. He studies the workings of gender, race, sexuality and citizenship in urban environments.

Born and raised in Paris (France), Tristan lived in Belgium, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States before receiving his B.A. and M.A. in American Studies at the Université Marc Bloch of Strasbourg, France. He is a Chercheur Associé in the Centre Interdisciplinaire de Rercherches Nord-Américaines at theUniversité Denis Diderot - Paris VII. He taught at Kalamazoo College, The University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Tristan contributed to the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, The Encyclopedia of Blacks in Europe, The Encyclopedia of American Reformism and The Encycopledia of Movies and American Culture. He presented his research at conferences organized by the Collegium for African American Research, theAssociation for the Study of African American Life and History, the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, the Organization of American Historians and gave talks at Purdue University, Loyola University, Southern Illinois University and the Gerber/Hart Library in Chicago. His latest article is available in the anthology Dissidence and Plural Identities.

He is currently completing his Ph.D in History at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. His dissertation, entitled "Bronzeville in the Life: Urban Boundaries, Race and Homosexuality in Black Chicago, 1935-1985) explores the history of African American gays and lesbians on the South Side of Chicago from 1935 to 1985.