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Dr. Nathan Tye is an assistant professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. At present, Dr. Tye is working on his first book, Hobo Life: Illicit Mobilities, Masculinities, and Placemaking on the Road, 1870s–1930s. Hobo Life explores the role of mobility and its intersections with gender, sexuality, class, and race within the lives of transient and casual laborers, better known as hobos. Dr. Tye is an expert in labor history, gender and sexuality history, transnational history, and the history of the Great Plains and Midwest. A native Nebraskan, Tye graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and Theology from Creighton University in 2011.

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