Tamara de Szegheo Lang
Postdoctoral Fellow / Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film and Media
Arts and Science
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts Room 339
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.
Tamara’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, Tamara 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.
Tamara’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. Tamara is a former curatorial committee co-chair of the ArQuives (formerly Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives) in Toronto.
de Szegheo Lang, Tamara. “Democratizing Public History Online: Digitizing Public History in ‘U.S. Homophile Internationalism.” Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 64, no. 7, 2017, pp. 850-869.
de Szegheo Lang, Tamara. “The Explosion in Grandma’s Attic, the Cabinet of Curiosities, and Chance Encounters at the GLBT History Museum.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/ Revue de la Société Historique du Canada, vol. 26, no. 2, 2015, pp. 83-110.
de Szegheo Lang, Tamara. “The Demand to Progress: Critical Nostalgia in LGBTQ Cultural Memory.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, n. 2, 2015, pp. 230-248.
Curatorial and Programming (selected):
2018-current || Programming Committee, Reelout Queer Film Festival, Kingston, ON.
2018-current || Co-programmer, Born in Frames Screening Series, Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
2017-2018 || Curatorial Committee Co-Chair, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, ON.
2016 || Co-Curator, “We Could Be Heroes (Just For One Day),” Photography Exhibit, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, ON.
2015 || Online Exhibit Curator, “U.S. Homophile Internationalism: An Archive and Exhibit,” on outhistory.org.