Svetlana Kitto is a writer, teacher and oral historian. Her fiction, articles and interviews have been featured in Salon, VICE, Art21, Plenitude Magazine, OutHistory, Surface, Queen Mobs Teahouse and the New York Observer among other publications, and the books Occupy (Verso, 2012) and the Who, the What and the When (Chronicle, 2014). She has contributed oral histories to projects and exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design and the gallery Know More Games. She co-curates the reading and performance series Adult Contemporary in NYC. Currently, she is at work on a novel called Purvs, which means “swamp” in Latvian, and is the name of that country’s first gay club.