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G. Samantha Rosenthal

Associate Professor of History, Roanoke College

Samantha Rosenthal is Associate Professor of History, Coordinator of the Public History Concentration, and Co-Coordinator of the Gender and Women’s Studies Concentration at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. She is the author of two books, most recently Living Queer History: Remembrance and Belonging in a Southern City. She is co-founder of the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, a nationally recognized queer public history initiative. Her work has received recognition from the National Council on Public History, the Oral History Association, the Committee on LGBT History, the American Society for Environmental History, and the Working Class Studies Association.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of History , Roanoke College


  • 2015 
    Stony Brook University (SUNY) , PhD in History