About

Greg Youmans is a writer, artist, and film scholar. His essays about queer history and experimental cinema have appeared in Camera Obscura, e-flux, Millennium Film Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogs. He also wrote a book about the paradigm-shifting gay and lesbian documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (dir. Mariposa Film Group, 1977) as part of Arsenal Pulp Press’s Queer Film Classics series, and is currently at work on a second book project, “Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970s,” which is supported by an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Youmans is also a videomaker whose work has been shown at the Tate Modern, Anthology Film Archives, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Forum, and numerous other museums, art galleries, and film festivals. From 2008 to 2013, he collaborated with Chris E. Vargas on the trans/cis sitcom series Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg, which playfully explores divisions of identity, lifestyle, and politics within LGBTQ communities.

Youmans earned his PhD from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is an associate professor of English and film studies at Western Washington University.

A cv is available here (May 2020).