John Q is an idea collective whose name references “John Q. Public.”
The “public” is left understood, though the work is considered a kind of public scholarship, and the “Q” is left hanging to reference the group’s interest in queer memory and politics. The collective consists of Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler and Joey Orr.
The Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University has released a comprehensive catalog of our projects that includes scholarly essays by Jonathan D. Katz and Shawn Michelle Smith, as well as an interview conducted by Julia Brock. John Q: Projects, 2009-2010
We are pleased to announce the written version of our performative essay, The Campaign for Atlanta: an essay on queer migration, in the academic journal, QED. The essay can be accessed here: John Q Campaign for Atlanta QED.
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