CENES Graduate Research Featured in Washington Post


CENES Germanic Studies Master’s Student Susanna Cassisa‘s research in LGBTQ+ history brings lessons to bear on today’s homophobic political discourses around so-called “grooming”.

In the spirit of Rachel Maddow’s Deja News, Cassisa shows that these fear tactics currently on the rise in the United States are not new—that they were perpetuated in previous ages of panic around queer culture, including in Weimar Germany.

CENES Department Head Prof. David Gramling, “Graduate student researchers are public thought leaders. Susanna’s bold and purposeful work here shows us what applied humanities researchers can be and do in 2023. We’re honoured to work with her and other applied humanities graduate student colleagues here in CENES.”

Read Susanna’s full article here in the Washington Post.