Alison Lefkovitz, Ph.D.

NJIT/Rutgers

Alison Lefkovitz is an assistant professor in the Federated History Department at Rutgers University-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology [NJIT]. She is also the director of the Law, Technology & Culture Program at NJIT. Her work appears in the Law and History Review, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and the American Journal of Legal History. She is currently finishing her book manuscript, Strange Bedfellows: Marriage’s Unfinished Revolution, which is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. In it, she explores how activists worked the category of gender out of the legal definition of marriage, and how a host of lawmakers, judges, activists, and ordinary Americans subsequently struggled to redefine family and marriage without gender.