Jeffery Auer

John Auer


Jeffery Auer is an Instructor of Core Humanities at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a specialist in geography, history, and sexuality. He is the founder of the Nevada LGBTQ Archives which is currently housed at the University of Nevada Reno library Special Collections department.

Research interests

  • Cultural Geography
  • LGBTQ History
  • American History
  • Nevada History
  • Sexual Geography
  • American Studies

Courses taught

  • CH 201: Ancient and Medieval Cultures
  • CH 202: The Modern World
  • CH 212: Science, Technology, and Society in the Modern Era
  • CH203: American Experiences and Constitutional Change


  • “Queerest Little City in the World: LGBT Reno.” LGBTQ Community and Place. Edited by Megan Springate. Berghahan Books, June 2020.
  •  “Queerest Little City in the World: LGBT Reno.” LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History. Edited by Megan Springate. National Parks Foundation. October 2016.


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Nevada Reno, 2019
  • M.A., American Studies, California State University Fullerton, 2004
  • B.A., Urban Planning, University of Southern California, 1997