Join us at 5 PM on Thursday, May 11th, at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality in Hyde Park for a conversation with author Erik Rebain about his new book, Arrested Adolescence: The Secret Life of Nathan Leopold. In May 1924, Nathan Leopold and his lover Richard Loeb, both students at the University of Chicago, confessed to killing their 14-year-old neighbor Bobby Franks “for a thrill.” 100 years after the murder, this groundbreaking new biography uses previously unseen archival collections to look at the full life of Nathan Leopold and reveal the motivations behind Bobby’s death and the secrets kept hidden from history.
Learn more about the book here!
ERIK REBAIN – is an archivist who works for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago History Museum and volunteers for the Gerber Hart Library and Archives. He has spent ten years researching the life of Nathan Leopold in over forty archives across the United States. He lives in Chicago with a cat named Newt.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11th, 5:00 PM
WHERE: The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
5733 South University Ave, Community Room
Chicago, IL 60637
The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality seeks to integrate the innovations of the last fifty years in the study of women, gender, and sexuality into the core research and teaching mission of the University of Chicago by advancing new forms of interdisciplinary knowledge that connect academic learning to worldly problems and contexts. We are a resource for the University of Chicago community about issues pertaining to gender and sexuality, and we seek to bridge research and academic coursework with student development, leadership, and coalition building.