Building community through arts advocacy, research, and allyship.
My research addresses twentieth century popular performance with a focus on queer studies and cultural memory. I explore how our theatres, museums, and social organizations work to remember and connect us to our pasts. I employ performance both as a site of study (through stage plays, musical acts, museum curation, and television) and a methodology that understands cultural knowledge as relational and emerging from embodied experiences. I am invested in queer relationships to archival feelings — especially the ways an array of historical actors deploy feelings from the archive, or find themselves ambushed by a sense of the archive, or build an archive to explain the feelings they cannot understand.