Scott De Orio

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Scott DeOrio

Doctoral Candidate in History and Women's Studies

Office Location(s): 1029 Tisch Hall
Phone: 734.647.6205
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  • About

    Scott De Orio is a doctoral candidate in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.  His research focuses on the history of sexuality in the twentieth-century United States with a particular interest in the law and state power.  Titled “The Invention of Bad Gay Sex,” his dissertation examines the creation of a new legal regime for the regulation and punishment of homosexuality at the local and state levels in the 1970s and 80s.


    • “The Creation of the Modern Sex Offender,” in The War on Sex, ed. David Halperin and Trevor Hoppe. Duke University Press (forthcoming).
    • "The Invention of 'Consenting Adults in Private.'"  In production.

  • Education
    • MA History, University of Michigan, 2013
    • MA Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
    • BA German, University of Michigan, 2009
  • Awards
    • Graduate Student Research Fellowship. Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. 2015–16.
    • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. University of Michigan. 2015–16.
    • William Nelson Cromwell Fellowship. American Society for Legal History. 2014.
    • Community of Scholars Fellowship. Institute for Research on Women and Gender. University of Michigan. 2014.
  • Grants
    • Phil Zwickler Memorial Research Grant, Cornell University Library, 2014.
    • Library Research Grant, Friends of the Princeton University Library, 2014
  • Presentations
    • “The Invention of ‘Consenting Adults in Private.’” Engendering Change. University of Chicago. April 2015
    • “Gay Men, Liberal Politics, and the Transformation of Sex Offender Registration in California, 1947–1983” Community of Scholars Symposium. Institute for Research on Women and Gender. November 2014