Annelise Heinz

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Resident Scholar
Annelise Heinz is a historian of modern America whose research focuses on the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexuality. As the 2022-23 Wayne Morse Resident Scholar, she will be working on a project titled "Collective: How Lesbian Feminists Reimagined Society," which examines the subculture of “lesbian feminists” who created dense community networks across North America in the 1970s and 80s. In the course of establishing new communities in the 1970s and 1980s, lesbian feminists radically re-envisioned family, labor, and commerce. Her project explores their efforts to break down hierarchical power structures, alter traditional divisions of labor, end women’s economic dependence, establish new forms of labor and culture, and challenge the gap between public and private.