About

Greg Youmans is a writer whose essays on queer history and experimental cinemas have appeared in Camera Obscura, e-flux, Found Footage, Jump Cut, and Millennium Film Journal, as well as various anthologies and catalogs.

His book on the gay and lesbian documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (dir. Mariposa Film Group, 1977) appeared in 2011 as part of Arsenal Pulp Press’s Queer Film Classics series edited by Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays.

He is currently at work on a second book, titled “Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970s.” In 2017, he was awarded an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation to work on the project.

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 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 assistant professor of English and film studies at Western Washington University.

A cv is available here (January 2018).