• Associate Professor, History
  • Affiliated Faculty, Gender Studies

Creative Research

  • Consultant and talking head in the film Quiet Heroes, premiered at Sundance in January of 2018 in the Documentary category. Media Arts, refereed, completed 01/01/2018.


  • “Secrets and Discretion: The Closet of the 1970s,” Western Historical Association, San Antonio, Texas, October, 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/15/2022.
  • “Buddy Programs and the Queering of the American Home,” Queer History 2022 Conference, San Francisco, June 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/17/2022.
  • “Queer Family Making,” Program for Humanities in Medicine, Yale University, . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/12/2022.
  • ELIZABETH CLEMENT (2022) “The Royal Court and AIDS Funding in Utah,”. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/15/2021.
  • “It Takes a Team to Take Care of these Patients". Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/15/2021.
  • “Obituary Parlor Games,” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/01/2019.
  • “Caregiving and the Politics of Homosexuality in Utah,” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/15/2019.
  • “Race and the Myth of Pedophilia,” . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/15/2019.
  • AIDS in a Conservative Place," New Directions in the History of HIV/AIDS," Rockefeller Archive Center, New York . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/15/2017.
  • "AIDS in a Conservative Place," "New Directions in the History of HIV/AIDS," Rockefeller Archive Center, New York, June 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/14/2017.
  • "'People Were Fucking Dying': AIDS as a Impetus for Coming Out, Western Association of Women Historians, San Diego, CA, April 2017 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/28/2017.
  • “Queering the Past,” Interdisciplinary Graduate Gender and Sexuality Seminar, January, 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/17/2017.
  • "AIDS and the Silent Majority" invited lecture at McMaster University, Medical Humanities Program, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2016.
  • "AIDS and the Silent Majority," Tanner Humanities Center. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2016.
  • “’People Were Fucking Dying’: AIDS as a Impetus for Coming Out, Western Association of Women Historians, San Diego, CA, April 2017 . Conference Paper, Accepted, 11/01/2016.
  • “Queer Reactions to the Myth of Pedophilia,” “Gay American History @ 40 Conference,” May of 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 05/06/2016.
  • “Queering the Past,” Interdisciplinary Graduate Gender and Sexuality Seminar, January, 2016 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/19/2016.
  • “Past, Present and Future of Infectious Diseases,” Leonardo “After Hours,” January 2016. Presentation, Presented, 01/14/2016.
  • “HIV and Oral History” Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder HIV Symposium, Fall 2015 . Presentation, Presented, 10/02/2015.
  • “Families of Choice, Race, and AIDS Care,” Who’s Beloved Community Conference, Emory University, . Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 10/01/2013.
  • “Sexuality in Power,” Panel Discussion for Venus in Furs, Salt Lake Acting Company . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Gay Family Matters,” Keynote, Women’s Week, . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 10/01/2013.
  • “Martha Wilson and the Historical Context of Backlash,” for Martha Wilson: Staging the Self, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “Gay Family: Advice for Clinical Practice,” Intermountain Health Care. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Teaching the Vietnam War Through Music, Granite School District Teacher Training. Presentation, Presented, 12/01/2012.
  • The Red Scare, Granite School District Teacher Traning. Presentation, Presented, 10/01/2012.
  • Organized and commented on a panel on Homosexuality at the AHA-PCB. Other, Presented, 08/10/2012.
  • “Gay Family: Advice for Clinical Practice,” Generations and The Utah Veterans & Families Summit, March, 2012 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/15/2012.
  • “Seeking Sexual Autonomy Amid Enslavement,” Sexuality and Slavery Conference, Chair and Commentator, . Other, Presented, 11/12/2011.
  • “A History of Gay Family,” Biological Basis of Sex Pediatric Conference, Park City, September, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/12/2011.
  • “Marriage and Class in America,” commentator and moderator, Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Summer 2011 . Other, Presented, 06/15/2011.
  • A Brief History of Immigration Policy, Park City Forum. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/25/2010.
  • “A Brief History of Immigration Policy,” Park City Forum, October 2010 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/25/2010.
  • Teaching Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louise Erdrich. Presentation, Presented, 05/01/2010.
  • “Gender on the Frontier,” Rosepark Senior Center. Presentation, Presented, 04/15/2010.
  • Lesbians, Motherhood and the State in the 1970s,” Tanner Conference on Human Values, Spring 2010 . Conference Paper, Presented, 03/15/2010.
  • Neo-Liberalism. Presentation, Presented, 03/15/2010.
  • Journalists in Vietnam. Presentation, Presented, 03/01/2010.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • "Grass-Roots Feminism". PI: Elizabeth Clement. University Research Committee, 12/01/2008 - 12/01/2009. Total project budget to date: $5,169.00
  • "We Are Family". PI: Elizabeth Clement. American Philosophical Society, 08/01/2008 - 08/01/2009. Total project budget to date: $33,000.00
  • "We Are Family". PI: Elizabeth Clement. Gender and Sexuality Research Fellowship, College of Humanities , 06/01/2006 - 08/01/2008. Total project budget to date: $7,327.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • HIV in Utah Oral History Project. PI: Elizabeth Clement. 05/25/2015 - 01/01/2019.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • South-Eastern Asia
  • United States of America


  • Elizabeth Clement (2021). “Queering Adoption: A Review of Nicholas Syrett’s An Open Secret: The Family Story of Robert and John Gregg Allerton,”. Journal of American History. Accepted, 12/01/2021.
  • Elizabeth Clement (2020). “A Question of Harm: A Review of Gregory Prince’s Gay Rights and the Mormon Church,”. Vol. 7. Mormon Studies Review. Published, 08/01/2020.
  • Elizabeth Clement (2020). “Obituary Parlor Games: Collecting and Analyzing Obituaries as Sources for Understanding the AIDS Epidemic,” . University of California Medical Humanities Press (online). Accepted, 05/01/2020.
  • Elizabeth Clement (2017). "The Stories of AIDS". (pp. 917-933). Vol. 69. American Quarterly. Published, 12/01/2017.
  • Chad Heap, Slumming, Reviews in American History. Published, 12/01/2011.