In the twenty-first century, it’s hard to imagine a social movement without hashtags. Social media has influenced issues ranging from local elections to global geopolitics (just ask anyone involved in the Arab Spring), and hashtags have become forms of communication and customizable symbols representing specific movements. But what about social protests in a pre-Internet age?… Read more →
W. Jake Newsome
Dr. Jake Newsome is a scholar of the Holocaust, LGBTQ history, and memory studies. His current book project, Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Modern Gay Identity, explores how various actors in the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America transformed collective memories of the Nazis’ persecution of gays and lesbians into transnational discourses that shaped contemporary understandings of sexual identity, human rights, and citizenship. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the State University of New York at Buffalo and now works at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.