Harrison Apple

Associate Director

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Harrison Apple (they/them/theirs) is an interdisciplinary artist and historian based in Pittsburgh, PA. They are the co-founder of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project, an oral history and media preservation initiative focused on after-hours nightclubs and working-class LGBTQ lives in Pittsburgh.

They received their PhD from the University of Arizona Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and the School of Information. Their intellectual work draws on transfeminist theory, creative exploitation of liquor code, media studies, and archival science.

They are often your first point of contact at the STUDIO for general inquiries, promotion, FRFF Grants, website updates, and more. Do consider if your email could have been a meeting of eyes across the hallway.

As an alum (2013) of CMU’s BXA program in Fine Arts and Global Studies, former Artist-in-Residence of the Center for the Arts in Society (2013-15), former STUDIO denizen, and embedded oral historian and community archivist, Dr. Apple brings uniquely applicable experience to their role as a steward and facilitator of the STUDIO’s atypical, trans-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research experiments at the intersections of the arts, science, technology and culture.