Paul M. Renfro is an assistant professor of history at Florida State University. His first book, Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. Renfro is also the coeditor of Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945, which was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. His next book, which is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press, focuses on Ryan White, a teenage hemophiliac from Indiana who contracted HIV through contaminated blood products and later died of AIDS-related causes. Renfro’s scholarly articles and review essays have appeared in Feminist Studies, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Women’s History, and his public writing has been published in TIME, the Washington Post, the New Republic, Slate,Dissent, and Teen Vogue.
Assistant Professor, Florida State University