For my first ever conference poster session, I had the pleasure of sharing my work at the National Council for Public History (NCPH) 2023 Annual Meeting! The poster "(dis)engaging publics: queer punk zines as world-making" is about my dissertation research on the world of queer punk zines in Canada from 1980-2000. I wanted it to reflect the attention-grabbing visual world of queer punk. Featuring zine pages, clippings, and excerpts from the educational zine I made about queer punk, "Queercore: The Origin Story," I share some of punk's shock tactics and imagined violence. I connect queer punk to public history and consider how to teach the histories of queer punk to youth through zine-making. 
A big thank you to all the folks who stopped by my poster, shared their thoughtful insight, possible connections, and research! I left the session with my head buzzing about all the exciting twists and turns I'm excited for this project to take as it develops with this feedback. 
Check out the poster below:
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