in the interstice of art & archive


Youngman: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan 

Co-edited with Zach Ozma
Penguin Random House (Vintage Classics), 2021. 

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan 

Co-edited with Zach Ozma
Nightboat Books, 2019. 


Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Intern  

University of Chicago Library, Summer 2023

Digitization and Collections Associate  

Letterform Archive, 2022 - present

Digitization and Cataloging Contractor 

John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives, 2021

Photographic Collection Cataloger

Oakland Museum of California, 2019 – 2020

Digitization Project Archivist

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Historical Society, 2018

Collections Project Coordinator

Mills College Art Museum, 2017 – 2018

Accessions Assistant

Mills College Art Museum, 2016 – 2017

Interpretive Media Intern

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Summer 2016

Digitization Assistant

Mills College Art Museum, 2015 – 2017

Circulation Assistant

F.W. Olin Library, 2015 –  2017


Master of Information Management & Systems

University of California, Berkeley
anticipated 2024

Bachelor of Arts, Visual & Critical Studies

Mills College


PLURALS: Joel Gregory + KC Crow Maddux  

The Transgender District
Pentacle Coffee, 2020


A Museum Records & Research Project, 2018. 


Looking Portraits: Red

Official Selection: Trans Stellar Film Festival (2018)

Visibility often involves being seen, but what about seeing? Eleven video portraits themed around looking, stillness & the color red. The project attempts to complicate the trans vernacular through the use of red descriptors. 

The Things We Did & Didn't Do

Official Selection: San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (2016)

I thought we were gay cowboys? 
And other caveats-in-love. 



UC Berkeley School of Information: Featured MIMS Student


Transgender Studies Quarterly: Lou Sullivan and the Future of Gay Sex, Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma. 


Oakland Museum of CA: Digitizing the Lange Collection spotlight video. 

The Poetry Project: Reading from We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan Part II, Ellis Martin and Marissa Deitz.

Bay Area Reporter: Trans District Art Installation Opens, John Ferrannini. 


The New Yorker: Lou Sullivan's Diaries are a Radical Testament to Trans Happiness, Jeremy Lybarger. 

Hyperallergic: A Trans Activist’s Memoir Is a Monumental Contribution to Queer History, Caden Mark Gardner. 

Slate: The Pleasure of Being Lou, Crispin Long. 

LitHub: How Lou Sullivan’s Journals Enrich the History of Trans Literature, Callum Angus. 

BookForum: Peel Slowly and See, Charlie Markbreiter. 

The Atlantic: Ways of Being, Stephanie Burt. 

Living in This Queer Body: We Have Always Been Here: A Mini-Episode Featuring the Diaries of Lou Sullivan

The New Inquiry: You Make Me Swoon

The Paris Review: Memory of a Queer Revolutionary

Lambda Literary: Desire and Discovery in 1970s San Francisco, William Johnson. 

Hazlitt: ‘We Put Extra Emphasis on the Sexy Stuff Because That Was His Shit’: An Interview with Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma, Chris Randle. 

them.: Lou Sullivan's Diaries Show the Transformative Power of Queer History, Amos Mac. 

Nightboat Blog: An Interview With Zach Ozma & Ellis Martin, June Shanahan. 

Ribbon Around a Bomb: Excerpts from We Both Laughed in Pleasure

GCN: Devastating and Inspiring Diaries of HIV Positive Gay Transgender Activist Published, Deirbhile Brennan.

Bay Area Reporter: Diaries Reveal Hidden Worlds for Museums, Matthew S. Bajko. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New Book Chronicles Life of Wauwatosa Native, Writer and Trans Historian in His Own Words, Karen Pilarski.


SFMOMA Open Space: Genre Wormhole #1: Archive For Future Memories", Lauren Levin. 


Glass Cube, Mills College Art Museum: "Reflective Spaces in the Museum Archive", Ellis Martin. 

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