Date of Award


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Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Christine Chaney

First Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Alissa Walter

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Dr. Rebecca Hughes


LGBTQIA+, Queer, Haven, The Falcon, Special Collections


In order to deconstruct the process and product of the two-year long SERVE Grant funded research project, “A History of Queer Student Presence and Activism at Seattle Pacific University: 1990-2019”, I analyze it through the acts of knowledge recovery and reconciliation. As an act of knowledge recovery, this project sought to uncover the unacknowledged history about SPU’s queer community through the use of The Falcon and oral history interviews as primary sources. To properly commit to this act of recovery, the project also created a historical narrative, timeline, Special Collection, and website to preserve these findings and make them available to others. As an act of reconciliation, this project exemplifies how commitment to justice, forgiveness, and repentance can guide one’s approach to the historical task of knowledge making.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Honors Program. To review other materials cited in this project, find The History of Student LGBTQIA+ Activism at SPU (1990-2022) under Special Collections on this cite; and visit for the complete narrative and timeline of the queer history uncovered.

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