Christopher Ewing is an Assistant Professor of LGBT+ and Queer History at Virginia Commonwealth University. His book manuscript, The Color of Desire: Race, Sex, and Islam in the Making of Homosexual Movements in the Federal Republic of Germany, examines the role of racialized desire in the making of homosexual movements in the Federal Republic since 1949. Christopher Ewing received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and was a Visiting Research Fellow in the History of Race and Ethnicity at the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C in 2016-2017. He has published in Sexuality & Culture, The Bulletin of the German Historical Institute, and Sexualities. His new project takes up the theme of sex tourism and examines the tensions between gay politics and feminist critiques in this area since the early 1970s.
2020: ‘Highly Affected Groups’: Gay Men and Racial Others in West Germany’s AIDS Epidemic, 1981-1992, in: Sexualities 23:1-2, 201-223.
2017: ‘Color Him Black’: Erotic Representations and the Politics of Race in West German Homosexual Magazines, 1949-1974, in: Sexuality & Culture 21:2, 382-403.