Summersell Center Receives Grant to Develop Queer History Website

UA GSU logo.Dr. John Giggie and the Summersell Center were recently chosen to receive a 2019 Teaching Grant from The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences to develop Queer Alabama, the digital humanities website that came out of the course “Invisible Histories,” that was taught this spring. It will fund the work of student Isabella Garrison as she refines and expands the website this summer.

The site showcases the research done by students documenting the queer community at The University of Alabama and its greater impact on the broader community.  It will also host a new round of undergraduate research to be undertaken this fall, when students will conduct oral histories of queer civil rights leaders in HY 430: Queer History South.