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Fusco, Lisa


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Lisa Fusco interviewed by Alexa DeJesus, 2013 March 14

Scope and Contents In this oral history Lisa Fusco describes her childhood in a working-class family in Springfield, including her close relationship with her grandparents who lived next door. She discusses her time as an environmental police officer and the sexism, racism, and homophobia that she observed during that time. She talks about her struggles during her much of her education, her success in graduate school and how her teachers have helped her become who she is today. The interview focuses on many...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 14