Tim Retzloff teaches LGBTQ studies and U.S. history at Michigan State University. He received his PhD in history from Yale University in May 2014, working with adviser George Chauncey; Retzloff’s dissertation examines how city and suburb shaped gay and lesbian life and politics in metropolitan Detroit in the decades following World War II. His scholarly articles have appeared in CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the anthology Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Histories. Before graduate school, he worked in various libraries and archives at the University of Michigan. He is also former editor for Between The Lines, Michigan’s LGBT newspaper. Retzloff grew up in Flint, Michigan, a place that shaped him indelibly.