Jordan Biro

Jordan Biro Walters

Juliana Wilson Thompson Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Department/Affiliation: History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 330-287-1960
Office Address: 113 Kauke


  • B.A., California State University, Sacramento 2004
  • M.A., California State University, Sacramento 2009
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico 2015

Courses Taught

  • Intro: History of Sexualities 
  • U.S. Experience to 1877
  • Recent America
  • The Craft of Public History
  • LGBTQ+ History of the Twentieth-Century United States 
  • Race & Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America 


  • “Offending Moral Decency: The 1969 Love-Lust Controversy and the Sexual Revolution in New Mexico,” Special issue, “New Mexico’s 1960s at 50: Documenting Cultural Change in the Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico Historical Review (forthcoming Winter 2018) ) [invited contribution]
  • "So let me paint': Navajo Artist R.C. Gorman and the Bohemian Art World of San Francisco, California," Pacific Historical Review (forthcoming August 2019)


  • Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin, 2016
  • Juliana Wilson Thompson Research Fellowship, College of Wooster, 2016–2017        
  • American Historical Association-Mellon Career Diversity Fellowship, 2015
  • The Dorothy Woodward Memorial Fellowship, Department of History, University of New Mexico, 2013–2014    
  • George I. Sanchez Fellowship, Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico, 2009–2011 

Research Interests

Twentieth Century United States; Western American History; Women, Gender, and Sexuality History; Public History; LGBTQ History.