Focus On Q Collective Scholars

Dr. B. Coston pictured against wall for story on REAL Challenge Grant award

B. Ethan Coston Awarded REAL Challenge Grant

Congrats to B. Ethan Coston, Ph.D., in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. Their proposal to the Relevant, Experiential, and Applied Learning (REAL) Challenge Grant was accepted and is seeking applicants for the inaugural cohort, academic year 2021-2022. The Queerantine Archive is envisioned as a multi-year project that will document and archive LGBTQIA2+ community life--with a focus on resilience, flourishing, joy, and pleasure--during COVID-19. The inaugural cohort of student researchers and interlocutors will gain training in qualitative, feminist, and archival research methodologies, and engage in hands-on, practical, academic and professional work experience in their areas of interest (such as graphic design, website construction, interviewing, video editing, grant-writing and more). Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors can learn more at bit.ly/QueerArchive.

transcript podcast logo

Transcripts is a new podcast that puts the transgender movement in context. Using oral histories from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota and produced by Cassius Adair, hosts Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam introduce listeners to the trans activists working to build a more just and more fabulous world. This panel, funded in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities, will feature transgender activists from across the country who have shared their stories with this project.

Contact gsws@vcu.edu with any questions. 

More information can be found by clicking on the Podcast Panel Transcripts poster.

Here's more work done by Q Collective Scholars

My Pandemic Valentine | Virginia Humanities

What We're Losing If More LGBTQ Nightlife Spaces Close | NPR