Anne Gray Fischer

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History

Assistant Editor, Journal of American History

Department of History

IU; IU Bloomington

Full Biography

I am a historian of the twentieth-century United States. My research and teaching unite Black feminist analysis and critical race studies to explore histories of gender, sexuality, and race; law enforcement and the state; and social and political movements in the modern United States. Currently, I am writing a history of race and sexual policing between the fall of Prohibition in the 1930s and the triumph of broken windows policing, or mass misdemeanor policing, in the 1980s.

Research Interests

  • Modern U.S. History
  • Race, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Police and Prisons
  • Social and Political Movements


  • Ph.D., History, Brown University (2018)

Courses Taught

  • U.S. History and Current Events: Race and Sex in Modern America