Greg Youmans is a film and media scholar, historian, and videomaker. He is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at Western Washington University and earned his PhD from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Much of Youmans's scholarship is about queer activist cinemas, both documentary and experimental. He is also interested in LGBTQ politics, history, and historiography. His book on the groundbreaking 1977 gay and lesbian documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives appeared in 2011. He has also published articles in Camera Obscura, eflux, Found Footage and Millennium Film Journal, as well as in a number of critical anthologies. He is currently at work on a book manuscript about queer filmmaking in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, and another about lesbian poet Elsa Gidlow (1898–1986).
Youmans is also a videomaker whose work has been shown at the Tate Modern (London), Anthology Film Archives (New York City), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan), the Los Angeles Film Forum, and numerous museums, art galleries, and film festivals. From 2008-13, he made the trans/cis sitcom series Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg in collaboration with Chris E. Vargas. The series playfully explores divisions of identity, lifestyle, and politics within LGBTQ communities.
A cv is available here (October 2016).
Contact at gregyoumans (at) gmail (dot) com.