Meet the 2018 LGBTQ Research Fellows

April 5, 2018

The ONE Archives Foundation, Inc. received 60 applications for the inaugural year of the LGBTQ Research Fellowship Program, which offers limited-term research fellowships to support scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research conducted at ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. Nine Fellows have been selected.

The 2018 LGBTQ Research Fellows and Their Topics:

Chris Babits: To Cure a Sinful Nation: “Conversion Therapy” and the Making of Modern America, 1920 to Today

Leia K. Cain: LGBTQ+ Primary Sources in Teacher Education Study

René Esparza: Latinx ACT UP: Queer Chicana/o and Puerto Rican Transnational AIDS Activism

Yetta Howard: Rated RX: Sheree Rose with and after Bob Flanagan

Nora Kassner: A Woman in the House: LGBTQ Parents in the American Welfare State, 19642015

Abram J. Lewis: The Falling Dream: Unreason and Enchantment in the Gay Liberation Movement

Kate Litterer: Lisa Ben, Lesbian: Queering Rhetorical Circulation

Kevin Quin: Queer Visions of the Black Past: Black Gay and Lesbian Cultural Politics, 19701989

Eric Wat: Angels of the Epidemic: An Oral History of Asian & Pacific Islander AIDS Activism in Los Angeles

Fellows are invited to conduct research between May 2018 and December 2018. Desired outcomes include scholarly writings, publications, and media and art projects. Fellows receive up to $1,500 to support their research. Each fellow is required to write a blog post or report of approximately 500 words about the project and work completed at ONE Archives at the USC Libraries by the end of the award period. This text and accompanying images may be published by the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc. and ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.

Please check back for more  information and announcements regarding the 2018-2019 LGBTQ Research Fellowship Program.