Nan Alamilla Boyd is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University where she teaches courses in queer and feminist theory, historical methodology, and urban studies. Her Wide Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965 (University of California Press, 2003), charts the rise of gay and lesbian politics in San Francisco, and with Horacio N. Roque Ramírez she co-edited Bodies of Evidence: the Practice of Queer Oral History (Oxford University Press, 2012). She is currently at work on a third book project on San Francisco tourism and gentrification. Her talk explores the transformation of San Francisco’s Castro district into a tourist destination. It traces some of the mechanisms neighborhood boosters mobilized in the Castro to claim/retain space and resources within the city. Tracing these mechanisms reveals the ways race and sex have been put to work in new and overlapping ways under late-capitalism in order to produce new capital.