Rachel Spigel hosts an episode that focuses on how LGBTQ identities interact with careers and the workplace. The episode features excerpts from interviews with Thomas Smallwood, Betsy Parsons, J. Dionne, Lisa Bunker, and Mike McKenzie.
Querying the Past was a 6-week special series that aired on Thursday evenings 7-7:30pm. The first episode began on Thursday June 14th in honor of Pride Portland Week. This series comes from the LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project that collected and preserved the voices and stories of members of the Southern Maine LGBTQ community. The Principal Investigator for this project was Dr. Wendy Chapkis, Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. From 2016-18, Professor Chapkis was also the Faculty Scholar for the Sampson Center’s LGBTQ+ Collection. The LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project integrated USM students into the process of community-based research; after being trained each fall, students served as interviewers and transcribers of the oral histories.
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WMPG, Querying the Past, oral history, LGBTQ, University of Southern Maine, Wendy Chapkis, careers, workplace, Thomas Smallwood, Betsy Parsons, J. Dionne, Lisa Bunker, Mike McKenzie
Spigel, Rachel, "Careers" (2018). Querying the Past Radio. 3.