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Invited Presentation (20 min): KJ Rawson & Amber Billey (Homosaurus)

Start Date

12-8-2021 10:35 AM

End Date

12-8-2021 11:45 AM

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K.J. Rawson is an Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. He is also the founder and director of the Digital Transgender Archive, an award-winning online repository of trans-related historical materials, and he is the co-chair of the editorial board of the Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ linked data vocabulary. His work is at the intersections of the Digital Humanities and Rhetoric, LGBTQ+, and Feminist Studies. Focusing on archives as key sites of cultural power, Rawson studies the rhetorical work of queer and transgender archival collections in both brick-and-mortar and digital spaces. He has co-edited special issues of Peitho and TSQ and he co-edited Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). Rawson’s scholarship has appeared in Archivaria, Enculturation, Peitho, Present Tense, QED, RSQ, TSQ, and several edited collections. Amber Billey is the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Bard College. She is the Vice-Chair for the Metadata & Collections Section of the Core Division of the American Library Association, and is Co-Chair of the Core Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Billey is Chair of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Recording Gender in Name Authority Records, and a member of the PCC Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Digital Transgender Archive, and the editorial board for the Homosaurus – a linked data thesaurus for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Aug 12th, 10:35 AM Aug 12th, 11:45 AM

Invited Presentation (20 min): KJ Rawson & Amber Billey (Homosaurus)

K.J. Rawson is an Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. He is also the founder and director of the Digital Transgender Archive, an award-winning online repository of trans-related historical materials, and he is the co-chair of the editorial board of the Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ linked data vocabulary. His work is at the intersections of the Digital Humanities and Rhetoric, LGBTQ+, and Feminist Studies. Focusing on archives as key sites of cultural power, Rawson studies the rhetorical work of queer and transgender archival collections in both brick-and-mortar and digital spaces. He has co-edited special issues of Peitho and TSQ and he co-edited Rhetorica in Motion: Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). Rawson’s scholarship has appeared in Archivaria, Enculturation, Peitho, Present Tense, QED, RSQ, TSQ, and several edited collections. Amber Billey is the Systems and Metadata Librarian at Bard College. She is the Vice-Chair for the Metadata & Collections Section of the Core Division of the American Library Association, and is Co-Chair of the Core Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Billey is Chair of the PCC Ad Hoc Task Group on Recording Gender in Name Authority Records, and a member of the PCC Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Digital Transgender Archive, and the editorial board for the Homosaurus – a linked data thesaurus for the LGBTQ+ community.