Director BIO · LGBT Films

Director BIOS: Nate Lavey, Stephen Vider (A PLACE IN THE CITY)

Director Biography – Nate Lavey, Stephen Vider

Nate Lavey is a video journalist and filmmaker. He has worked for National Public Radio, the Jewish Daily Forward, and The New Yorker. He has covered social struggle in the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, student uprisings in Quebec, and depleted nuclear production facilities in New York City. He has received awards from the Deadline Club, Center for Community and Ethnic Media, and the National Press Photographers Association.

Stephen Vider is a social and cultural historian and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. He has written for academic journals including American Quarterly and Gender & History, as well as popular publications including The New York Times, Time, and Slate. He was co-curator (with Donald Albrecht) of Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York at the Museum of the City of New York (2016-2017), and co-author of the exhibition catalog, which was a finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction. AIDS at Home draws on research from his book, Queer Belongings: Gay Men, Lesbians, and the Politics of Home After World War II (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press), examining how American conceptions of the home have shaped LGBT relationships and politics from 1945 to the present.

 

Nate Lavey is a video journalist and filmmaker. He has worked for National Public Radio, the Jewish Daily Forward, and The New Yorker. He has covered social struggle in the aftermath of the Tunisian revolution, student uprisings in Quebec, and depleted nuclear production facilities in New York City. He has received awards from the Deadline Club, Center for Community and Ethnic Media, and the National Press Photographers Association.

Stephen Vider is a social and cultural historian and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. He has written for academic journals including American Quarterly and Gender & History, as well as popular publications including The New York Times, Time, and Slate. He was co-curator (with Donald Albrecht) of Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York at the Museum of the City of New York (2016-2017), and co-author of the exhibition catalog, which was a finalist for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ nonfiction. AIDS at Home draws on research from his book, Queer Belongings: Gay Men, Lesbians, and the Politics of Home After World War II (forthcoming from University of Chicago Press), examining how American conceptions of the home have shaped LGBT relationships and politics from 1945 to the present.

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