Understanding “Lavves”: Queering Gender Manifestations in Pre-Enlightenment Era England 


︎ Exhibition
︎ Research
︎ Writing
︎ Life


This is my contribution to a multimodal collaborative final project for an upper division honors course entitled Treasure Hunt in the Campus Archives at the University of Texas at Austin, Spring 2019. The class focused on bringing social awareness and academic discourse within the archival setting, especially to bring light to marginalized groups present in these documents and materials.

We were tasked with creating an online exhibit that looked at archival documents through an intersectional lens, applying critical analysis to gain insight into these objects’ biographies. This project involved document transcription, firsthand research, and fundamental coding, along with collaborative teamwork. I chose to examine a 16th century law textbook concerning the law’s opinion towards women and the rights they held, but focused on a particular passage about intersex people.