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Kevin C. Quin

Ph.D. Student in Africana Studies

Overview

Kevin C. Quin is a doctoral candidate in Africana Studies at Cornell University with a graduate minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. He specializes in 20th century African American history, postwar social movements, and gender and sexuality studies. His dissertation, Queer Visions of Black Power: Race, Sexuality, and the Black Movement for Sexual Revolution, 1960-1985, examines how Black gender and sexual non-conforming activists, intellectuals, and cultural workers shaped the scope and direction of postwar African American political culture through their engagement with a range of black power philosophies and organizations. Kevin has been a recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives LGBTQ Research Fellowship, The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship, and the Mellon Urbanism Fellowship from the Mellon Foundation’s Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. His essays and reviews have been published in the Journal of African American History, Women’s Studies, The American Historian, and Black Perspectives. Kevin currently serves as the graduate student representative for the Organization of American Historian’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Historians and Histories and as the websites editor for the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History (CLGBTH), an affiliated society of the American Historical Association.

Departments/Programs

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