Scott de Groot is a Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. He holds a PhD in history from Queen’s University and specializes in the history of sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ2+ activism. Over the years, he has held research fellowships and related appointments at the University of Melbourne, the University of London, Cornell University, the Newberry Library, McMaster University, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg.
At the CMHR, Scott is curating a major exhibition on government efforts to identify and fire LGBTQ2+ members of the Canadian military, RCMP, and civil service from the 1950s to the 1990s. In addition to telling the story of this purge, the exhibition will re-examine major themes in Canadian history through a queer lens, and address human rights issues facing LGBTQ2+ communities today. Beyond the museum, Scott is involved in several other public history and heritage projects. These include developing a National LGBTQ2+ Monument in Ottawa, expanding the Two-Spirit Archives at the University of Winnipeg, and creating a 2S/LGBTQ+ history mural at the Rainbow Resource Centre.