Call for Applications | 2022 OAH John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award


The John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the best PhD dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history. The award is named for John D'Emilio, pioneer in LGBTQ history.

A dissertation must be completed during the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 to be eligible for the 2022 D'Emilio Award.

The award will be presented at the 2022 OAH Conference on American History in Boston, MA, March 31–April 3.


Application Procedures

Please send an electronic attachment (PDF) of your complete dissertation, abstract, and table of contents in one e-mail to the committee chair listed below. The subject line should be "2022 John D'Emilio LGBTQ History Dissertation Award."

All material must be received by midnight (PST) on October 1, 2021.

The final decision will be made by the award committee by February 2022. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. Read our privacy policy here.

Committee Members:

Aaron Lecklider, University of Massachusetts, Boston (Committee Chair)

Jennifer Dominique Jones, University of Michigan

David L. Minto, Durham University