Scott De Orio is a doctoral candidate in History and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His dissertation, entitled “The Invention of Bad Gay Sex,” examines how sex offender laws created a new criminal underclass of gay people in the late-twentieth-century United States.
Scott is the recipient of a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship and is a Fellow at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, both at the University of Michigan. He has an article forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Sexuality and is a contributor to the public history blog *NOTCHES.*