Adriana is a third-year Gender & Women’s Studies PhD candidate and graduate instructor at the University of Kentucky. She specializes in the history of sexuality. She focuses on same-sex sexuality during during the French Revolution in particular. She is interested in how French Revolutionary political culture tied together national citizenship and sexuality, and how that political culture negotiated with same-sex desire. She is also interested in how individuals within that political culture expressed and articulated same-sex desire, particularly among the Jacobin revolutionaries such as Saint-Just.
In addition to being a PhD candidate and graduate instructor, Adriana works in the University of Kentucky’s Oral History Center indexing oral history interviews. She volunteers at the Lexington chapter of the Gay Straight Alliance. She also acts as the Data Chair of Quist, a free queer history mobile app. Her duties involve updating the Quist app historical database and editing/fact-checking new historical entries.