Kristyn Scorsone is a PhD candidate in the American Studies program at Rutgers University-Newark. They hold a B.A. and an M.A. in History with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies, also from Rutgers-Newark.

They joined the Queer Newark Oral History Project in 2015 and have conducted over two dozen oral history interviews, helped plan and lead QNOHP walking tours in Newark, and was a part of the curatorial team for the 2017 traveling exhibit, At Home in Newark: Stories from the Queer Newark Oral History Project. In 2018 they launched a podcast for the Queer Newark Oral History Project on iTunes and is the host and producer. 

Their writing has appeared in The Public Historian, History@WorkNotchesOut History, and Out in New Jersey as well as Los Angeles Music Blog. They are currently serving on the National Council on Public History (NCPH) Board-Led Subcommittee on Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment and recently completed a residency with Monument Lab

Outside of her academic work, they love spending time with their wife, wonderfully weird dogs Shirley and Lulu, and their cats.

Pronouns: they/she.

Follow Kristyn on Twitter: @ykristyn