Alana Kumbier

Some of my descriptors: Librarian • teacher • writer • zinester.

Current Projects:

Zine Scenes is a simultaneously archival and inventive initiative. The project’s final format will be an interactive website with narrative game elements. Through the site, visitors can encounter zines & the subcultures in which they were produced and circulated. The project is funded by a Five Colleges Digital Humanities grant.

Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive is my book about queer approaches to archives and archiving. It includes case studies of queer collecting and documentation projects, a research ethnography focused on drag king archiving projects, and analyses of films and zines that make archives their objects of investigation.

photo of a pile of mini-zines