SPCS Colloquium March 23: Molly Merryman discusses Queer Britain research
Join us for our upcoming SPCS Colloquia:
Molly Merryman, Ph.D.
March 23, 4pm (307 McGilvery)
BIO: Molly Merryman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Peace and Conflict Studies and was the founding director of the former Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Merryman is a documentary/ethnographic filmmaker, oral historian and cultural historian whose scholarship explores societal marginalization, with a particular focus on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and race. She has directed and produced nine documentaries that have been broadcast in the United States and United Kingdom and which have screened at academic meetings, museums, galleries and universities around the world, including the MOMA PS1 and the Library of Congress in the US, and the Salisbury Arts Centre in the UK. She is the author of Clipped Wings: The Rise and Fall of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, first published in 1997 and recently re-released in the New York University Press “Classics” series.
Dr. Merryman is the research director for Queer Britain, the UK’s national LGBT+ museum, for whom she is currently the lead researcher of the Queer Pandemic project, which is collecting remote video interviews with LGBTQ+ people from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. She is also the historical research producer and a script writer for The Red Door Films’ production of Coming Home: Fight for a Legacy, a documentary film that is a companion work to Clipped Wings.
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