Jennifer Brier

Professor of History and Gender and Women's Studies


Jennifer Brier

Jennifer Brier (Photo: Jenny Fontaine/University of Illinois Chicago)

Historian Jennifer Brier studies the intersection of gender, race and sexuality.

Brier says arguments over the best ways to keep people healthy are fundamentally political as well as medical.

Her book, “Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Responses to the AIDS Crisis,” shows how the AIDS epidemic influenced health care and foreign policy, reproductive health, gay and lesbian rights and racial justice.

She is the lead investigator of the UIC-based project History Moves, a mobile gallery for the public display of history and art.

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