Brian Donovan

Brian Donovan is a professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. He is the author of White Slave Crusades: Race, Gender, and Anti-Vice Activism, 1877–1917 (University of Illinois Press, 2006) and Respectability on Trial: Sex Crime Trials in New York City, 1900–1920 (SUNY, 2016). Donovan’s third book, American Gold Digger: Marriage, Money, and Law from the Ziegfeld Follies to Anna Nicole Smith, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in late 2019. Donovan is a 2000 dissertation fellow of the SSRC’s Sexuality Research Fellowship Program.

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