Josh Cerretti

(he), Associate Professor

Current Courses

Fall 2021: US Women's History (HIST 555)

Winter 2022: LGBTQ+ History in the US (HIST 265)

Spring 2022: Feminist and Queer Methodologies (WGSS 350)


University at Buffalo

            Ph.D., 2014  Global Gender Studies, Department of Transnational Studies

UN-mandated University for Peace

            M.A., 2007  Gender & Peacebuilding

Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

            B.A., 2006   Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Sexuality, race, and gender in modern U.S. history.

Selected Publications


2019    Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States  (University of Nebraska Press)

Peer Reviewed Articles

2016    “Confronting an Enemy Abroad, Transforming a Nation at Home: Domestic Militarism in the US, 1990-1996.” Radical History Review 126: Reconsidering Gender, Violence, and the State.

2016    “Rape as a Weapon of War(riors): The Militarisation of Sexual Violence in the United States, 1990-2000.” Gender & History, Vol. 28 Iss. 3, Gender and Global Warfare in the 20th Century.

Peer Reviewed Collection

2018    “LGBTQ People Organizing for Peace” in Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture edited by Michael Murphy with Brytton Bjorngaard.


2020    “Book Review: The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army, by Andrew Byers,” Journal of Military History, Vol. 84, No. 2.

2015    “Book Review: The Struggle Within: Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Mass Movements in the United States, by Dan Berger” WIN Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1.