archivist & artist




Karina Killjoy (Hagelin) is a disabled, queer femme, artist, community organizer, and archivist currently based in Ithaca, New York where they work in the Rare & Manuscripts Collection Civision at Cornell University. They create metadata, process archival collections for the Human Sexuality collection, and work on diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts.

As an artist, their work is grounded in radical vulnerability, queer femme magic, survivor solidarity, healing justice, and gossip as a site of resistance.  They are passionate about fatshion, critical librarianship, cats, and queer zines. Their research interests include American Studies, harm reduction, critical disability studies, queer theory, and zines / zine librarianship.