BLC LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series: Queer Discovery: Archives, Linked Data, and Trans History

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Queer Discovery: Archives, Linked Data, and Trans History

In honor of Pride Month, this webinar will feature K.J. Rawson (Associate Professor of English & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University) and his work with the Digital Transgender Archive and the Homosaurus: An International LGBTQ Linked Data Vocabulary. Participants will explore how queer stories can be documented, preserved, and made accessible via digital platforms.

K.J. Rawson works at the intersections of the Digital Humanities and Rhetoric, LGBTQ+, and Feminist Studies. Focusing on archives as key sites of cultural power, he studies the rhetorical work of queer and transgender archival collections in both brick-and-mortar and digital spaces. He has co-edited special issues of Peitho and TSQ and co-edited Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). Rawson’s scholarship has appeared in Archivaria, Enculturation, Peitho, Present Tense, QED, RSQ, TSQ, and several edited collections.

K.J. Rawson is founder and director of the Digital Transgender Archive, an award-winning online repository of trans-related historical materials, and he is the co-chair of the editorial board of the Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ linked data vocabulary.

This presentation is part of the BLC LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series.