Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Harrison Apple

About Harrison Apple

Harrison Apple is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department Gender and Women's Studies with a minor in Information. They are the founding co-director of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project, an oral history and media preservation project focused on working-class LGBTQ histories and nightlife in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with an emphasis on after-hours clubs. Their research interests include Archival Studies, Exhibition Design, Urban History, Oral History, and Transfeminist Theory. Their work has been published in Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke University Press), Out history.org, and in Introduction to Transgender Studies from Harrington Park Press (2019) by Ardel Haefle-Thomas.

They are a former 2013-2015 Artist-in-Residence of the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) where they also received their bachelors degree in Global Studies and Fine Art in 2013. They received their Masters degree in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Arizona in 2017.

Areas of Study

Gender and Women's Studies; Information Science


Bachelors of Humanities and Arts (Global Studies and Fine Art) - Carnegie Mellon University 2013
Pittsburgh, PA

Masters of Arts (Gender and Women's Studies) - University of Arizona 2017

Research Interests

Archival Studies, Exhibition Design, Urban History, Oral History, Transgender Studies, and Feminist Theory.

Selected Publications

Apple, Harrison. "The $10,000 Woman." Transgender Studies Quarterly 2, no. 4 (2015): 553-564.

Apple, Harrison. "The Most Livable City: A Reading of Pittsburgh’s 1976 “Massage Parlor War." In Introduction to Transgender Studies. Forthcoming 2017 from Harrington Park Press. Edited by Ardel Haefel-Thomas.

Courses Taught

University of Arizona iSchool

ESOC 300: Digital Storytelling and Culture

ESOC 212: Social Media Strategies Across Professions

ESOC 488: Social Media and Surveillance

ESOC 340: Information, Multimedia Design, and the Moving Image

University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women's Studies

GWS 150: Gender and Contemporary Society (TA)

Carneige Mellon University Dietrich School

US Gay and Lesbian History (TA)

Carneige Mellon University School of Art

TransQ Television (TA)

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Contact Information

Harrison Apple
Ph.D. Candidate