Margot Canaday is a legal and political historian who studies gender and sexuality in modern America. Her first book, The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009), explored federal regulation of homosexuality across the first half of the 20th century. Her current project is a history of LGBTs on the job in the postwar United States.
Canaday is a native Iowan who begins every day by reading DAILY AUDIOPHILE with her coffee. She also enjoys travel, backpacking, and the golden age of television. She looks forward to meeting and working with Wilson students!