Consulting

Bringing nearly two decades of expertise to review, analyze, and offer a professional historian’s perspective on your projects related to LGBTQ+ and Holocaust history.

Jake shares his expertise on a range of projects, including films, podcasts, exhibits, plays, novels, and social media campaigns.

Jake recently served as the Lead Historical Advisor for the film The Liberator (currently in post-production), starring Ryan Jamaal Swain, from the hit show POSE. The Liberator tells the story of a gay Holocaust researcher who struggles to tell his boyfriend’s grandfather, an American soldier who liberated Dachau, to reveal his untold story of pink triangle survivors.

Jake’s most recent consultation project was for Unspoken, a feature film project about a closeted teenager in a religious community who discovers that he and his late grandfather may have more in common than previously believed.


In 2016, Jake served as a Content Expert Consultant on The Era of the Holocaust, a student-curated exhibit at the The Universities at Shady Grove.


Jake has also consulted with novelists and playwrights on a number of projects
that are still in production.


Please note that all speaking engagements and consultations are done in Dr. Newsome’s personal capacity as a public scholar,
and are not affiliated with his employer in any way.