Digital Transgender Archive

Our Team

Project Director

  • K.J. Rawson is an associate professor of English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. He works at the intersections of the Digital Humanities and Rhetoric, LGBTQ+, and Feminist Studies. Focusing on archives as key sites of cultural power, he 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 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. In addition to being the founder and director of the Digital Transgender Archive, he is the co-chair of the editorial board of the Homosaurus, an international LGBTQ linked data vocabulary.

Graduate Research Assistants

  • Cailin Flannery Roles
  • Eamon Schlotterback

Interns & Volunteers

  • Petrina Danardatu
  • Grace O'Mara
  • Cameron Grace Wolff
  • Bowie Mandelbaum

Lead Developer

  • Steven Carl Anderson (Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft, and Owner, PHD Gaming LLC)



  • Brennen Acome (Volunteer)
  • Emily Brown Baker (Volunteer)
  • Katherine Barahona (Volunteer)
  • Adam Coshal (Volunteer)
  • Diana Gallardo (Volunteer)
  • Kallie Laspesa (Volunteer)
  • Diana Lee (Volunteer)
  • Trishala Manandhar (Volunteer)
  • Yuli Ocampo (Volunteer)
  • Meg Ryan (Volunteer)
  • Tristan Silerio (Volunteer)
  • Daniel Tallman (Team Leader)
  • Maho Abe (Volunteer)
  • Mariel Aleman (Team Leader)
  • Safa Aljeboure (Volunteer)
  • Robert Allen (Applications Development Director, College of the Holy Cross)
  • Caroline Ambrose (Volunteer)
  • Kim Avelar (Volunteer)
  • Hanna Ballantine (Volunteer)
  • Carlito Beal (Team Leader)
  • Katie Bowles (Team Leader)
  • Riley Breakell (Volunteer)
  • Anne Clarke (Research Assistant)
  • Galen Comerford (Volunteer)
  • Patricia Corey (Volunteer)
  • Mark Crotta (Volunteer)
  • Caitlin Daniels (Volunteer)
  • Michael DeSantis (Research Assistant)
  • Ryan Fay (Volunteer)
  • Sean Frebes (Intern)
  • Alice Galvinhill (Team Leader)
  • Rachel Greenberg (Research Assistant)
  • Liza Goodman (Volunteer)
  • Emily Grinnell (Volunteer)
  • Sarah Gullong (Intern)
  • Carson Harold (Volunteer)
  • Jeimy Hernandez (Research Assistant)
  • Clare Honan (Volunteer)
  • Chinnel Hudson (Volunteer)
  • Lexi Hummel-Paez (Volunteer)
  • Hiro Imada (Volunteer)
  • Abigail Kehoe (Research Assistant)
  • Alexandra Larkin (Volunteer)
  • Katherine Lenahan (Volunteer)
  • Citlalli Lopez (Volunteer)
  • Jazmin Lopez (Research Assistant)
  • Hannah Maguire (Volunteer)
  • Nathan Manna (Volunteer)
  • Chris Marchese (Volunteer)
  • Courtney McColgan (Volunteer)
  • Victoria Mousley (Lab Supervisor)
  • Derek Murphy (Web Developer, College of the Holy Cross)
  • Richard Nickle (Senior Technical Services Engineer, College of the Holy Cross)
  • Koryna O'Besso (Volunteer)
  • Connor O'Brien (Research Assistant)
  • Sabrina Ortiz (Volunteer)
  • An Pham (Volunteer)
  • Kathleen Philo (Volunteer)
  • Keith Plummer‚Äč (Outreach Coordinator)
  • Sisary Poemape Heredia (Volunteer)
  • Mithra Salmassi (Team Leader)
  • Nora Springer (Volunteer)
  • Maddy Springfield (Volunteer)
  • Jason Steranko (Research Assistant)
  • Nikki Tantum (Digital Archivist)
  • Natalie Truscott (Volunteer)
  • Isabel Tehan (Team Leader)
  • Cecilia Wolfe (Research Assistant)

In addition to the efforts of our current and former team members, our contributors, and our advisory board, we are also grateful to the following individuals who have offered support for this project: Tom Blake, Margaret Freije. Ellen Keohane, and Danny Pucci.

Thank you for your support!