Speaker spotlight: Joseph R. Hawkins

Collaboration, impact and inclusion: archiving in a postman, cybernetic, informatically queer world 

“In the current global climate ONE Archives strives to attract and engage a range of global constituencies in a developing genderscape. We seek to reach a number of neglected publics through a vibrant programmatic and exhibitions schedule while testing our understanding of who we are, what our purpose is, and whom we serve. Using a mixture of new technologies, traditional community-based organization and innovative collaborations, our archive seeks to be as inclusive as we can, while challenging the boundaries of what is archival. We seek to produce truly exciting research around materials that pioneer the use of shared technologies as they develop.”

Joseph R. Hawkins, Ph.D

Professor of Gender Studies and Anthropology, Director of ONE Archives at USC Libraries. Received the 2016 Mentoring Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently working on a book examining the overlap of early LGBT publication and Science Fiction Fan Clubs in the United States and England.

ONE Archives at USC Libraries

ONE Archives is the largest LGBTQ archive in the world with over 3 million items currently in its holdings. It is the oldest continually running LGBTQ organization in the United States.

Joseph is speaking on day 1 of the conference

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