Joey Plaster

Joey Plaster is a first year student in Yale’s American Studies PhD program. Before enrolling at Yale, Joey was an independent public historian, radio producer, and freelance journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. As director of the GLBT Historical Society’s Oral History Program, his public history projects touched on San Francisco’s Polk Street, pre-gay liberation Oberlin College, and anti-poverty organizing in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. His Polk Street: Lives in Transition project won the 2010 Allan Bérubé Prize for Public History.