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Andrew Shield

University Lecturer

Dr.mult. A.D.J. Shield
+31 71 527 2550

Dr.(mult.) Andrew DJ Shield received his BA from Brown University (2007), where he studied Arabic and immigration in Europe. He holds one PhD in History from the City University of New York (2015), supervised by the esteemed Dr. Dagmar Herzog, and a second PhD in Communication from Roskilde University in Denmark (2018). He is the author of Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

As Assistant Professor at Leiden University's Institute for History, Dr. Shield teaches Queer History, methods in Oral History, and Migration and Diversity. He contributes to journalism on Grindr cultures. 

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Fields of interest

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Queer (LGBTQ) History
  • Migration History
  • Oral History
  • Social History
  • Postcolonialism
  • Intersectionality
  • Social Media 

Grants and awards

2018-2019 - Leiden Global Interactions SEED Grant (for new initiatives in Transnational Queer History, with Dr. Ann Wilson)
2015-2018 - Danish Council for Independent Research -- Sapere Aude fellowship
2010-2015 - Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center
2013-2014 - Advanced Research Collaborative Fellowship (for study in migration)
2011 - Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute Fellowship
2006-2007 - Brown University Rose Writing and Rhetoric Fellow
2006-2007 - C. V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellow, Brown University 

Key Publications (selected)

Andrew DJ Shield, “‘A Southern man can have a harem of up to twenty Danish women’: Sexotic Politics and Immigration in Denmark, 1965-1979,” Sexualities (2019, forthcoming).

Andrew DJ Shield, Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution: Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Andrew DJ Shield, “New in Town: Gay Immigrants and Geosocial Dating Apps,” in LGBTQs, Media, and Culture in Europe, edited by Alexander Dhoest, Lukasz Szulc and Bart Eeckhout (London: Routledge, 2017).

Andrew D. J. Shield, “‘Suriname – Seeking a Lonely, Lesbian Friend for Correspondence’: Immigration and Homo-emancipation in the Netherlands, 1965-79,” History Workshop Journal 78, no. 1 (2014): 246-264.  

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.06b



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