Andrew Shaffer

Advisor: A. Finn Enke

Andrew Shaffer


My research asks how memories about the past – the material and ideological remnants of queer history – are incorporated into city geographies; how their preservation is shaped by local politics, queer institutions, individuals, and national trends; and how the past is used as a resource for action in the present.


M.A., University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
B.A.,  Augustana College, Rock Island, IL


  • United States History

MA Title

  • “The Lavender Tide: LGBTQ Activism in Neoliberal Argentina”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Presenting the Past: Queer History and Community Memory in the San Francisco Bay Area”

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 101 – History of the United States to the Civil War Era (Fall 2014)
  • History 102 – History of the United States since Reconstruction (Spring 2017)
  • History 160 – Asian American History, Processes of Movement and Dislocation (Fall 2015)
  • History 346 – Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective (Spring 2016)
  • History 462 – The American West since 1850 (Spring 2015)