Associate Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Dr. Tristan Cabello (PhD, History, Northwestern University) is a historian of American cultures and politics. His research examines American popular culture, with a focus on the intersection of race, sexuality, and politics.
The recipient of multiple grants and awards, including research fellowships funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Dr. Cabello has presented 40+ papers at international and national academic conferences. He has also given talks at American University, Johns Hopkins University, Rutgers University, the City University of New York, and the University of Chicago.
Cabello’s articles, reviews, and essays have appeared in several academic journals and anthologies, such as The Global Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History (Cengage, 2019), The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest (Wiley, 2018) and The Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture (Greenwood, 2015); and mainstream venues, such as The Huffington Post. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the academic journal Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture.
Dr. Cabello is an award-winning historian. His digital exhibit, Queer Bronzeville, won the Outhistory Fellowship. In 2018, he served on the National Park Service Historian’s Committee for the Stonewall National Monument.
Prior to joining The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cabello was the Director of The Department of American Studies at American University. At American University, he also served on the Presidential Council for Diversity and Inclusion, to increase the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty members and students. He previously taught at Bowdoin College, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago.
Born and raised in France, Cabello received his BA and MA in American Studies from the University of Strasbourg, and an MA and PhD in American History from Northwestern University.
You can learn more about Dr. Tristan Cabello at tristancabello.com.