Dr. Michael David Franklin is a specialized faculty member of the Honors Program and oversees the Honors in the Major program at FSU. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he was also a facilitator and oral historian for the Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project. In addition to his research on postwar trans cultural production and trans people’s use of film and video to critically engage the medical establishment and the U.S. nation-state, Dr. Franklin has published chapters about trans oral history and co-edited the book Queer Twin Cities (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). He has over 15 years of experience teaching, coaching, and supporting doctoral students writing dissertations and undergraduate students working on honors thesis projects. At FSU, he supports undergraduate students and faculty participating in Honors in the Major by developing resources, programming, and curriculum about research. He is originally from Oklahoma.
LGBTQ Oral History Methods - IDH 3405
In this course students are trained in oral history theory, method, and interpretation by examining the emergence of oral history practice in the 20th century and oral history's specific relevance to LGBTQ communities and experiences. Course work includes reading scholarship, listening to oral histories, examining oral history projects, and conducting oral history interviews with LGBTQ people.
[Requirements Satisfied: Diversity in Western Experience (Y) and Upper Division Writing (UDW).]