Independent Research Project: “LGBT Muslims: Queerness, Community, and NGOs.”
Christina holds a B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Bates College, with a minor in African American Studies and concentrations in Queer Studies and Race, Ethnicity, and Identity. Since graduating, she has worked for Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project -QWOCMAP, first as the Distribution Coordinator and currently as the Program Manager. She first joined QWOCMAP as a communications intern the summer after the WGSE program and worked at the 13th and 14th Queer Women of Color Film Festivals. Through QWOCMAP’s award-winning Filmmaker Training Program, Christina created a short film in 2019 that premiered at the 15th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. QWOCMAP is a small nonprofit organization in San Francisco that uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, address the vital intersecting issues that concern multiple populations, and build understanding and community around art and social justice. QWOCMAP provides free programs for queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and gender nonbinary, non-conforming, and transgender people of color (of any orientation).