K.J. Rawson, Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, was featured in two articles on the Criterion Collection’s website for his work directing the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA). One article highlights how DTA has centralized access to trans histories from archives around the world, allowing researchers and amateurs to discover trans stories that have been “discarded, forgotten erased, or in some ways actively suppressed” in cinema and other visual media. The second is an interview with Professor Rawson on the process of developing the DTA, surprises discovered, and future goals for the project.
Read “From the Margins: What the Archives Show Us About Trans Cinema and Audiences.”
Read “Bridging the Gaps in Trans History: A Conversation with K.J. Rawson.”