The Steering Committee – featured members
Featured members (in no particular order):
Christa Holka, photographer
Cheryl Smith, Heritage Manager, Islington Museum
Deborah Lynn Steinberg
Deborah Lynn Steinberg is a Professor of Gender, Culture and Popular Media in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick. Her previous publications include: Made to Order: The Myth of Reproductive and Genetic Progress (with P. Spallone); Border Patrols: Policing the Boundaries of Heterosexuality (with D Epstein and R Johnson); Mourning Diana: Nation Culture and the Performance of Grief (with A. Kear); Blairism and the War of Persuasion: Labour’s Passive Revolution (with R. Johnson) and Bodies in Glass: Genetics, Eugenics, Embryo Ethics. In 2012-14, she convened (along with L Moon and R Pearce) the ESRC funded seminar series ‘The Emergence of Trans: Retheorising Gender and Sexuality’ and is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Sexualities which will include a selection of papers from the series. The series also produced the web-resource http://www.transseminars.com . Deborah’s new book, Genes and the Bioimaginary: Science, Spectacle, Culture is due out in the spring of 2015.
Sean Curran is a PhD student and curator. They study at the UCL Institute of Education, and their research focuses on the invisibility of LGBTQ identities in National Trust historic houses. Sean has curated two LGBTQ themed exhibitions at the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney; ‘Master-Mistress’, the first LGBT History Month exhibition in a National Trust house in 2014, and its follow up ‘126’ as part of the first ever two month long ‘Queer Season’. Sean also exhibited their work at the first ever LGBTQ themed V&A Friday Late ‘Queer and Now’. Sean is part of the steering committee for the London Metropolitan Archives annual LGBTQ History and Archives conference, and they have spoken at conferences in London, Exeter, Amsterdam, Taipei and New York. Sean blogs at towardsqueer.blogspot.com and tweets from @MeltingSwans. You can contact Sean at email@example.com
JAN PIMBLETT MA, PGCE (Cantab), FRSA
JAN PIMBLETT MA, PGCE (Cantab), FRSA Principal Development Officer, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) Jan is currently responsible for project management and developing and running all LMA’s outreach and interpretation programmes, many of which have been HLF-funded. She is a Trustee of Stay Brave, a charity to support male victims of domestic abuse. Jan’s prior experience is in teaching and project management in the voluntary sector.
is a highly experienced Oral Historian in all aspects of oral history work and has been in charge of several large scales oral history collection projects. She has recorded hundreds of oral history interviews and has set up numerous oral history archives following the British Library Sound Archive’s guidelines for digital recordings and archiving standards. She is a trustee of the Oral History Society (www.veruscacalabria.co.uk)
is a Rabbi, Chaplain, writer, feminist activist. She studied Sociology at the London School of Economics (1974-77) and Rabbinics at the Leo Baeck College in London (1984-89), where she received ordination and was awarded a distinction for her rabbinic thesis. She has been a pioneer in the area of lesbian and gay inclusion, initiating a process within Liberal Judaism, which culminated in a new policy on lesbian and gay individuals and relationships in 2002, and the creation of an anthology of ceremonies, which was published by Liberal Judaism to coincide with the Civil Partnership law coming into force in December 2005. Subsequently, in March 2006, she married her partner, Jess Woo (MBE in the New Year’s Honour’s List, 2012) at her synagogue, Brighton and Hove Progressive. Her book, Trouble-Making Judaism, was published on February 1st 2012 (David Paul Books).