Alum Jen Jack Gieseking Interviewed about Latest Research

Jen Jack Gieseking was interviewed by Jacob R. Moore Urban Omnibus, a publication of the architectural league of New York. You can find the interview here!

The map above is part of Jen Jack’s A Queer New York site, which will launch in spring of 2019. Courtesy of Jen Jack Gieseking.

“Defining and representing what might be understood as “queer space” is no easy task: myriad sites may be associated with individual and collective histories, but the creation of a shared story sets limits on what’s included. Nowhere is that challenge more richly laid bare than in New York City, and no one knows it better than Jen Jack Gieseking, author of the forthcoming book A Queer New York: Geographies of Lesbians, Dykes, and Queer Women, 1983-2008. In this interview, Gieseking draws our attention to the ever shifting, often contradictory constellations of LGBTQ+ spaces — urban and rural, destructive and triumphant — asking not only what they share, but also how they might be shared with those interested in the queer spaces that are yet to come.” -Jacob R. Moore

Jen Jack Gieseking is an urban cultural geographer, feminist and queer theorist, environmental psychologist, and American Studies scholar engaged in research on co-productions of space and identity in digital and material environments. His second book project, A Queer New York, will be accompanied by an interdisciplinary digital project, “A Queer New York: Mapping Lesbian and Queer NYC History.” He is Assistant Professor of Public Humanities in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Along with Jay Shockley , he contributed to the National Park Service’s 2016 report, LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History.

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