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Graduate Student Profiles

Haleigh Marcello

Cohort Year: 2019
B.A. History, UC San Diego

Advisor: Dr. Allison Perlman

First Field: US History
Second Field: Gender & Sexuality History

Graduate Emphasis: The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies' Graduate Feminist Emphasis

Research Interests
Haleigh is primarily interested in the histories of gender and sexuality in the mid-to-late 20th century United States. Haleigh’s research focuses on Orange County, California during the 1980s; she seeks to understand how Orange County’s position as a suburban area uniquely influenced its LGBT activism.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dissertation topic: LGBT rights movement in Orange County, California


  • Highest Honors in History, UC San Diego, 2019

Journal Publications
  • “The National Organization for Women, the Equal Rights Amendment, and California NOW Chapters’ Lesbian Feminist Activism.” Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. Accepted for publication, pending final revisions.
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