K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, is featured on The Academic Minute (broadcast on WAMC Northeast Public Radio), for his research on the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA).
“With the rise of celebrities such as Laverne Cox and Chaz Bono, hit shows like Transparent, and widespread coverage in news and social media, transgender people and transgender issues seem to be a growing focus of our national attention,” says Rawson.
The DTA is a developing digital archive that localizes a vast array of transgender-related historical materials into one online repository. This project is a transnational collaboration among more than a dozen archives, including university-based collections, historical societies, non-profit organizations, and private collectors.
“Once complete, the Digital Transgender Archive will include information about where to find unique archival materials in physical repositories and we’ll be steadily developing the digital content including digital versions of rare historical materials. The vision for this project is not only to provide a valuable academic resource, but to invite anyone interested in transgender history to access first-hand materials with a quick and easy search,” he shares.
The Academic Minute is a syndicated segment and also runs on Inside Higher Ed.
This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Cristal Steuer.
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