Graduate Student Bios

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Email: lvd30@history.rutgers.edu
Current Research: Women's and Gender History, US, Latin American

Valdes is a first-year doctoral student with a B.A. in History and Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College. Leo studies 19th and 20th century Women’s and Gender and U.S. history. His areas of interest include LGBTQ history, trans studies, race, gender,
class, social movements and the carceral state.