The purpose of this information page is help increase the visibility and accessibility of LGBTQ+ identified staff and faculty at Trinity who are willing and interested in making themselves visible support people for students or peers in their departments seeking support, guidance, information, friendship and connections.

To be added to this list please submit this brief sign up form with the following information:

  • Name and Pronouns:
  • How you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community:
  • Department and Position:
  • Optional: Picture or selfie and a couple of short sentences about you, your interests, research areas, hobbies etc…

Your information will only appear on this OUT @ TRIN page.

Diana Aldrete |  She/Her
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies and Human Rights

I have been at Trinity College since 2015, and since the fall 2022 I am teaching both in the Hispanic Studies and Human Rights programs. Both in my teaching and research I am interested in modern Mexican and Latin American literatures and culture, Mexico-U.S. border studies, ecocritical studies, transnational feminist studies, and the connections between text and visual art in cultural productions. I am also an abstract painter and writer, and pseudo guitarist. I have been doing artistic collaborative work with several Hartford creatives, and had my first solo show of visual art, Invisible Suffering, at Charter Oak Cultural Center and at Austin Arts in the spring of 2022.

Benny Bauer | She/They
Library and Information Technology Services
Digital Media Librarian – Digital Asset Management

Hello! I am the Digital Media Librarian in the Library and Information Technology Services division. While I am interested in archives and digital curation, I am also interested in film studies. My areas of expertise include classic Hollywood cinema (particularly musicals) and classic Hong Kong cinema (particularly action/martial arts).

I enjoy learning Cantonese and exploring bookstores and music stores with my partner. I’m also a Nerdfighter, and I have an unhealthy obsession with Jackie Chan.

Yoli Bergstrom-Lynch | She/Her
Library and Information Technology Services
Social Justice & Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian


As a research librarian, I work to integrate critical pedagogy and social justice principles into library instruction, research consultations, scholarly communication practices, library collections, and more. My ultimate goal is to foster inclusive and equitable learning environments.

Before becoming a librarian, I taught college-level sociology courses for 15 years.  My primary areas of expertise include all things sociology, critical criminology and penology, race and ethnic relations, urban ethnography, critical theory, Black feminisms, social inequalities, Afrofuturism, Blues history and geographies, open education, and qualitative research.

Rose Beranis |  She/Her
Libraries and Digital Learning |

Research Education – Wellness and Experiential Learning Librarian

Doyle Calhoun |  He/Him
LACS, Assistant Professor

I teach Postcolonial Francophone Studies in the Department of Language & Culture Studies. My research and teaching focus especially on the enduring legacies of slavery and colonization in West African and Caribbean literature and cinema. I further specialize in Senegalese literature and film in French and Wolof.

Mia Del Rosso |  She/Her & They/Them
Athletic Department; Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

I help coach our Women’s Ice Hockey team, and also will be an American Studies graduate student starting Spring 2023. While not working, I enjoy most kinds of music, will also listen to audiobooks and podcasts, or try to connect and catch up with friends and family. I rescued a 2-yo cat recently.

Kelly P. Dugan | She/Her
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classical Studies

I teach Latin, mythology, and ancient literature courses at Trinity College with an emphasis on equity in education and antiracism in ancient studies. At home, I work hard to keep my houseplants alive, build up my library, and am always on the look out for the next good concert to go to.

Michael Grubb | He/him
Associate Professor of Psychology

Vision scientist; Faculty sponsor of Out in STEM at Trinity

Timothy R. Landry | Him/Him
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies

Laura Lockwood | She/Her
Director of WGRAC (Women & Gender Resource Action Center – DEI

I’ve been the director of WGRAC since 1998, and received my MA in Law & Public Policy from Trinity in 1995. WGRAC creates a welcoming space for all campus members with a focus on woman-identified students.


Nicholas Marino | He/Him
Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric; Lecturer

Hello! A little about me: I love any type of live theatre; I also love a good Netflix binge! I teach various classes here on Rhetoric and Writing; I love teaching Queer Rhetorics and Macho Rhetorics. My research is always clustered around masculinity, queerness, rhetoric, and the body.

Thenesoya V. Martin De la Nuez | She/her
Languages and Culture Studies / Visiting Assistant Professor

Born and raised in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), Thenesoya is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies. Her research focuses on the Modern and Contemporary Global Hispanophone —African and Asian literature in Spanish—Archipelagic and Peripheral Studies, postcolonial insular voices, race issues, and colonialism’s repercussions in 21st-century Spanish culture. She loves to spend time with her family, visit farms with her 4-year-old daughter, and explore the New England mountains.

Crystal Nieves | She/Her
Director of LGBTQ+ Life – DEI

Hello folks! I am a class of 2008 Trinity College alum with a background in Public Policy and Law and Human Rights Studies. I am a proud first gen, Latina, queer, lesbian, gender non-conforming, woman(ish) human who hopes to be resource for many students on campus. In addition to general LGBTQ+ community support and education, some of my interest areas include a focus on intersectional programming, community building opportunities for Queer and Trans Students of Color, improving connections and collaborations with campus partners and cultural centers, and initiatives around intersectionality and intentional allyship.

I love nature, trees, and all the human/non-human friends we share this planet with. My happy place is walking, riding, or relaxing deep in the forest by a lake or stream.

Blase Provitola | They/Them
Assistant Professor of Language and Culture Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Rachel Rank | She/Her
Athletics – Coordinator of Compliance & DEI

Hi! I’ve been working in the athletic department at Trinity since September 2021. I moved here from Wisconsin with my soon-to-be wife and have fallen in love with the East Coast! I enjoy spending the majority of my free time outdoors, traveling, and with friends and family.

Alyson K. Spurgas | They/She
Associate Professor of Sociology, affiliated faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies

My classes and research analyze sex, gender, and a/sexuality; medicine, health, and illness; disability, embodiment, and care; and science, knowledge, and technology from a sociological and critical, intersectional, queer feminist perspective. And: social movements! I also enjoy riding my bicycle and listening to and sometimes playing music (guitar and viola).

Joelle Thomas | She/Her
Library and Information Technology Services
Digital Learning & Discovery Librarian