Alecia P. Long

Alecia P. Long

John L. Loos and Paul W. and Nancy Murrill Professor


Courses Taught

3071: Louisiana History; 3119: Louisiana in Film; 3119: History of Sex in the United States; 4079: U.S. Women’s History; 4197: The Historian’s Craft; 4197: Louisiana and the Kennedy Assassination

7908: Introduction to Historical Research; 7956: Readings in American History, 1865 – Present; 7959: Biography in History

Current Research Interests

U.S. South, Louisiana, New Orleans, Gender and Sexuality


Interested in Directing Theses and Dissertations On

19th and 20th century social and cultural history of the United States, especially Louisiana and New Orleans; Gender and Sexuality



Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2001

M.A., Ohio University, 1991

B.A., University of Tennessee, 1988


Awards and Honors

Ford Foundation Grant to sponsor the Listening to Louisiana Women oral history project, 2009 – 2013

LSU Rainmaker Award, 2009

The Julia Cherry Spruill Publication Prize, 2005, presented by the Southern Association of Women Historians for The Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865-1920

Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in the Humanities, University of Delaware, 2001


Notable Articles

“’Queers, Fairies, and Ne’er Do Wells:’ Rethinking the Notion of a Sexually Liberal New Orleans” (2019)

 “Saving the City from Sex Deviates: Preservationists, Homosexuals and Reformers in the French Quarter, 1950 – 1962” (2016)

“Louisiana History” in The Louisiana Field Guide: Understanding Life in the Pelican State”  (2014)

“(Mis)Remembering General Order No. 28: Benjamin, Butler, the Woman Order, and Historical Memory,” in Occupied Women: Gender, Military Occupation in the American Civil War (2009)

“Poverty is the New Prostitution: Race, Poverty, and Public Housing in Post-Katrina New Orleans,” The Journal of American History  (2007)

” ‘A Notorious Attraction’: Sex and Tourism in New Orleans, 1897-1917,” in Southern Journeys: Tourism, History, and Culture in the Modern South (2003)



Cruising for Conspirators: How a New Orleans DA Prosecuted the Kennedy Assassination as a Sex Crime (2021)

Louisiana: Our History, Our Home (2015)

Occupied Women: Gender, Military Occupation and the American Civil War (2009), Co-Editor and Contributor

The  Great Southern Babylon: Sex, Race, and Respectability in New Orleans, 1865-1920  (2004)

covers of books by Alecia Long