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Oral History Interview with Surajit Bose

Surajit Bose is a retired education technologist, former volunteer for the Pete Buttigieg presidential campaign, and identifies as a gay South Asian currently living in the Palo Alto, CA. He immigrated to the US in the early 1980s to attend graduate school at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. In his oral history interview, he describes his coming out process, his experience being gay in South Bend, and finding queer community in the US through music. Surajit also discusses the impact of AIDS within his community, what it was like to see the AIDS quilt in-person, and the similarities he sees between Americans reaction to AIDS and to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.

Gender & Sexuality

Duration: 02:02:08

Date: January 11, 2021
Subject(s): Surajit Bose
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nikhil D. Patil
Location: Atlanta, GA

Collection: Nikhil D. Patil Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-25 (created); 2024-05-26 (modified)

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