Research

cropped-DSC_01261.jpgMy scholarship is at the intersections of queer, feminist, and rhetorical studies. Most of my work focuses on archives (in both theoretical and material senses) and the ways that they facilitate the collection, organization, access, and use of queer pasts. I am particularly interested in transgender archiving––both separate from and in conjunction with LGB archiving––to better understand how transgender people and communities rhetorically relate to and use history. My recent work has focused on digital archives to consider the ways that the digital turn inspires new questions and considerations for queer and rhetorical historiography.

DTAI am currently in the midst of continuing to develop and direct Digital Transgender Archive, whose purpose is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than twenty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history. In support of this work, I was awarded an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship for the 2015–2016 academic year.

My full CV is included below. If you are interested in any of my publications, you can easily find PDFs/links for all of my work on Academia.edu.

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