NOTCHES’ Assistant Editor program recognizes and mentors promising graduate students who have an interest in digital humanities and public history and who are conducting cutting edge research on the history of sexuality. We are pleased to introduce our assistant editors for 2016-2017.

hinni-aarninsalo-picHinni Aarninsalo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she researches the politicization of anti-homosexuality discourse in East Africa. Her thesis examines the differences and connections between anti-homosexuality discourses in Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda, by exploring their current political manifestations and shared histories. This research is supported by the Kone Foundation. Prior to her doctoral studies, Hinni worked as a journalist.

desiree-abu-odeh-pic1Desiree Abu-Odeh is a history-track PhD student and Predoctoral Fellow in Gender, Sexuality, and Health in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. Desiree’s research interests include histories of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States, the history of public health, social movements, public health ethics, shifting understandings of health and disease, and feminist theory. Her work on obesity and stigma has been published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. Desiree’s current research examines responses to sexual violence on college campuses in the U.S.

img_3843Alexie Glover is currently an MA student at the University of Victoria, where she graduated with her BA in history and a minor in English in 2016. She specializes in the history of sex, sexuality, and gender in North America, and her work explores the construction of trans and gender non-conforming identity. Her other research interests include sexual subcultures, intersections of sex and power, and indigenous history. She is also as a research assistant at the Transgender Archives.

Jane Mackelworth at the Welcome Collection on 15.10.2016

Jane Mackelworth, based at Queen Mary, University of London, is writing up her PhD thesis, ‘Sapphic Love and Desire in Britain, 1900-1950.’ She is a co-convenor of the IHR History of Sexuality seminar series. Jane co-edited a special edition of the Women’s History Review‘Love, Desire and Melancholy: Inspired by Constance Maynard,’ which will be published in book form by Routledge. She developed the award winning ‘Love in Objects’ project in collaboration with artists at the Bromley by Bow Centre in east London. Jane tweets from @jane__victoria

trumpBrian Trump is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Kansas, researching sexuality, rural/urban space, and the American state. His dissertation—“Sex Crimes and Criminal Sexuality: Legislating and Policing Boundaries of Community in Nebraska, 1880-1980”—explores how attempts to regulate and prosecute moral crimes and sexual violence reinforced ideas of belonging and local citizenship in terms of race, class, and mobility. He received his BA in History and Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Image of Jane Mackelworth © Joanne O’Brien.

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