• Queering Urbanism: Architecture, Embodiment, and Queer Citizenship
    Stathis Yeros
    University of California Press, 2024
    Stathis G. Yeros

Andriy Bezuglov, "Rainbow Crosswalk in the Castro District, San Francisco, California," 2018. Digital Photograph. Courtesy Alamy

Queering Urbanism investigates how queer people appropriated existing spaces, how they expressed their distinct identities through aesthetic forms, and why they mobilized the language of citizenship to secure their rights to these spaces. It combines urban history, architectural critique, and queer/trans theories to develop an interdisciplinary urban studies methodology.

Stathis G. Yeros is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning. He completed his PhD in architectural history, theory, and society at the University of California, Berkeley. His work examines how space affects and is affected by struggles for social justice, focusing on queer and transgender cultures and politics. He has published articles and book chapters on spaces of black and brown transgender activism, most recently focusing on the Southern United States, and on the subject of queer ecologies. His recent article, “AIDS and the City: Bathhouses, Emplaced Empathy, and the Desexualization of San Francisco” (Urban History, 2022), examines how the iconographies of domesticity and death during the AIDS devastation changed contemporary urban homosexual politics.