Anne Gray Fischer recently discussed her new book, The Streets Belong to Us: Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification, as part of the UNC Libraries-UNC Press author speaker series, Off the Shelf. Watch the archived virtual conversation:
Fischer is a historian of the twentieth-century United States. Her research and teaching explores histories of gender, sexuality, and race; law enforcement and the state; and feminist activisms in the modern United States. Her book, The Streets Belong to Us: Sex, Race, and Police Power from Segregation to Gentrification, is a history of sexual policing between Prohibition and the rise of broken windows policing in the 1980s.
Fischer teaches U.S. gender history at the University of Texas at Dallas. She received her PhD in History from Brown University with a Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Essays adapted from The Streets Belong to Us have appeared in the Journal of American History and the Journal of Social History. She has published op-eds, review essays, and interviews in the Washington Post, Boston Review, Bitch, and elsewhere.