Dr. 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 with a doctoral minor from the School of Information. Their intellectual work covers intersectional feminist philosophies, political theories of social membership, and archival science.
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 active organizer in the Pittsburgh region, Dr. Apple brings uniquely applicable experience to their role as a steward and facilitator of the STUDIO’s atypical, anti-disciplinary, and inter-institutional research at the intersections of the arts, science, technology and culture.