Trans History, Linked: A Conversation with K.J. Rawson and Nikki Tantum about the Digital Transgender Archive
Join K.J. Rawson and Nikki Tantum for a conversation about the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA). Based in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than sixty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, 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.
About the Speakers
K.J. Rawson is an associate professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. His research and teaching interests include composition, rhetoric, digital media, and LGBT studies. His scholarship focuses on the rhetorical dimensions of queer and transgender archiving in both traditional and digital collections.
Nikki Tantum is a digital archivist with a focus in community archiving. She currently works as the Archivist for the Greater Boston Portuguese-American Digital Archive (PADA) at UMass Lowell. Her passion for community archiving grew out of her roles at the Digital Transgender Archive, where she worked to increase accessibility to trans-related collections worldwide, and at the Worcester Historical Museum, where she organizes and preserves digital collections related to the local LGBTQ+ community.
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