About Leo Valdes

Leo Valdes is a graduate student in the History Department at Rutgers University.

NBN Episodes hosted by Leo:

Hugh Ryan, "The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison" (Bold Type Books, 2022)

July 14, 2022

The Women's House of Detention

Hugh Ryan
Hosted by Leo Valdes

The Women’s House of Detention stood in New York City’s Greenwich Village from 1929 to 1974. Throughout its history, it was a nexus for tens of thousa…

Leah DeVun, "The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance" (Columbia UP, 2021)

June 29, 2021

The Shape of Sex

Leah DeVun
Hosted by Leo Valdes

Leah DeVun is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. Leah DeVun focuses on the history of gender, sexuality, science, and medicine i…

Julio Capó Jr., "Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940" (UNC Press, 2017)

April 12, 2021

Welcome to Fairyland

Julio Capó Jr.
Hosted by Leo Valdes

Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami before 1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)highlights how transnational forces—including (im)migration, t…

Jen Manion, "Female Husbands: A Trans History" (Cambridge UP, 2020)

January 4, 2021

Female Husbands

Jen Manion
Hosted by Leo Valdes

Long before people identified as transgender or lesbian, there were female husbands and the women who loved them. Female husbands - people assigned fe…