Transnational Gay Networks and Communities in North America (1971-1994)

Doctoral Thesis

This project examines the production, reception, and transnational circulation of North American gay periodicals in the 1971-1994 period. The project discusses how gay liberation journals, gay-lifestyle, and erotic magazines shaped gay liberation movements and the formation of gay communities and identities at the local, national, and international levels. Some of the periodicals that inform my research include: the San Francisco-based Gay Sunshine, the Toronto-based The Body Politic, the Boston-based Gay Community News, and the Mexico City-based Política SexualNuestro CuerpoNuevo AmbienteMacho Tips and Hermes. 

Mapping Foolscap: Gay Oral Histories, 1981-1987

Digital Exhibit (2017)

This digital exhibit draws on oral histories collected by John Grube and Lionel Collier between 1981 and 1987 to locate places where gay men gathered, cruised, and socialized in Toronto through the 1940s to the late 1960s. Zohar Freeman and myself created this exhibit in collaboration with the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratorydirected by Dr. Elspeth Brown, and The Arquives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives. 

The Feast of the Dead: French Historiography and the Idea of Death among the Huron-Wendat in Early Seventeenth Century

Undergraduate Research Project (2014)

This ethnohistory project discusses the social, economic, and political dimensions of the mortuary customs, rituals, and myths associated with death among the Huron-Wendat. Some of the themes examined include the Feast of the Death, stories of the afterlife, and the ritual lament that the Wendat performed during their funerary rituals. The thesis can be accessed through Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México's Library website.

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