Tamara de Szegheo Lang
Tamara de Szegheo Lang is Project Manager of the Vulnerable Media Lab, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Film and Media, and affiliated with Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at Queen’s University. She holds a doctorate in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies from York University, and has taught sexuality studies, gender studies, film, and visual culture at York, McMaster, Ryerson and Queen’s universities.
Dr. de Szegheo Lang’s research takes up queer history, community-based archives, visual culture, and the affective relationships between LGBT2Q people and the past. As part of the Vulnerable Media Lab, Dr. de Szegheo Lang works on the preservation, migration and remediation of audio-visual production in Canada, especially by marginalized communities including Indigenous peoples, women, and LGBTQ2 people. Her current research project, Digital Proximities: New Archival Relationships in Online Queer Audio-Visual Space, asks how the digitization of LGBT2Q audio-visual archival sites can create unexpected contexts for archival media, connections between media and broad audiences, and communities amongst online archives users.
Dr. de Szegheo Lang’s scholarly work has been presented internationally and published in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, the Journal of Lesbian Studies, and the Journal of Homosexuality. She is also active in curatorial and programming roles. She is currently a member of the programming committee for the Reelout Queer Film Festival in Kingston and a co-programmer of the Born in Frames Screening Series at Queen’s University. Dr. de Szegheo Lang was also curatorial committee co-chair of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, and was curator and project manager for the exhibit “U.S. Homophile Internationalism” on the digital history site, OutHistory.org.