Step right up to Ann Garascia's Freaks of Archives! This digital freakatorium is a curious repository of images, writings, and ephemera dedicated to all sorts of "freaks" of culture and "freaks" of nature.
I am a scholar specializing in Victorian literature and culture, archival studies, performance studies, and queer theory (PhD in English June 2017, University of California, Riverside.) My dissertation, "'Freaking the Archive: Archiving Possibilities with the Victorian Freak Show," proposed a "freak" method of archival research committed to expanding definitions of archives and evidence based on the peculiar conventions of the nineteenth-century freak show. I am currently researching nineteenth-century British life sciences books written by women, exiles, and non-human animals. My work appears in the Journal of Victorian Culture,Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts, and is forthcoming in Criticism.
As a Victorian collector born too late, I am an enthusiastic sorter, pinner, and taxonomizer. You can comb through my strange collections at: https://www.pinterest.com/iamgarascia/
I also enjoy writing about beer, celebrity gossip, weird plants, and footie (COYS) in their Victorian and contemporary forms, which you can read about on my blog.