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Anna Lvovsky

Anna Lvovsky

Anna Lvovsky is an assistant professor at Harvard Law School, where she teaches American legal history, the history of policing, criminal law and evidence. Her first book, Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle over Urban Gay Life before Stonewall, examines the daily realities and legal contests surrounding the policing of gay communities in the mid-20th century. Prior to joining Harvard, Lvovsky was an academic fellow at Columbia Law School and clerked for two judges. She received her BA from Yale University, her JD from Harvard Law School and her PhD in the history of American civilization from Harvard University.

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June 9, 2021

‘Vice Patrol’ examines how police and courts enforced anti-gay laws before Stonewall

In Vice Patrol: Cops, Courts, and the Struggle Over Urban Gay Life Before Stonewall, author Anna Lvovsky examines the way that queer communities were policed in the 1930s through the 1960s.