Associate Professor Kevin Murphy (History) and members of the Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project are celebrating the publication of Queer Twin Cities (U of Minnesota Press). In addition to Professor Murphy, members of the editorial board include Michael David Franklin (American Studies Ph.D. candidate), Associate Professor Larry Knopp (formerly Geography at UMD, now U of Washington), Ryan Patrick Murphy (American Studies Ph.D. candidate), Associate Professor Jennifer L. Pierce (American Studies), Jason Ruiz (Ph.D. 09 American Studies), and Alex Urquhart (American Studies Ph.D. candidate).
Many of the volume authors have U connections. These include several with Ph.D.s: Pamela Butler (American Studies), Mark Soderstrom (History), and Amy Tyson (American Studies); two current Ph.D. candidates: Charlotte Karem Albrecht and Jessica Giusti (both GWSS); Megan McDonald, a postdoctoral associate (American Indian Studies); and Associate Professor Susan Craddock (GWSS and Global Studies).
The project has been supported from its inception by College of Liberal Arts, Graduate Research Partnership Program, and Institute for Advanced Studies. The book launch party is Friday, October 22 from 7 - 9 p.m.
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Associate Professor and Chair Carl Flink (Theatre Arts and Dance) was part of a team that won an outstanding overall production Ivey award for "Mary's Wedding," produced in 2009 at the Jungle Theater. Carl provided choreography for a production directed and designed by Joel Sass.