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Kevin C. Quin

Ph.D. Student in Africana Studies


Kevin C. Quin is a doctoral student in Africana Studies at Cornell University with a graduate minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies. His research interests include African American and LGBT histories, cultural production, political imagination, and the historical intersections between black nationalist and gay liberationist ideologies. Kevin has been the recipient of a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, a ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives LGBTQ Research Fellowship, and a Mellon Urbanism Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. His essay, “To Stamp Out the Oppression of All Black People: Ron Grayson and the Association of Black Gays, 1975-1979,” was published in the “LGBT Themes in African American History” special issue of the Journal of African American History. His reviews have appeared in The American Historian, the quarterly magazine published by the Organization of American Historians, and Black Perspectives, the online publication of the African American Intellectual History Society.


  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
  • Africana Studies and Research Center


Spring 2021