I am a PhD student in History at the City University of New York Graduate Center, where my research focuses on queer and trans organizing for affordable housing in New York City from the 1960s to 1990s. My research is supported by a Graduate Center Fellowship and a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
I have over a decade of experience working at the intersection of archives and public history, and have held positions at the Tamiment Library and Wagner Labor Archives, the Queens Memory program at Queens Public Library, and as the Manager of Archives and Special Collections at Brooklyn Historical Society (now the Center for Brooklyn History). I teach a graduate seminar on Community Archives in the Archives and Public History MA program at NYU. I have previously developed collaborative projects to document communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the archive, worked with activists to understand the histories of their organizations, and created public programming and exhibitions to contextualize archival materials and make them publicly accessible. Through my work, I am guided by my experience as a community organizer, and best practices in the public history and community archives fields. I hold an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University and a BA in Central and Eastern European Studies from McGill University.
To contact me, please email maggieschreiner [at] gmail [dot] com or follow me on Twitter @maggiesnare.