Urgent Archives: A Book Launch and Conversation With Michelle Caswell

16 November 2021, 17:00 - 19:00

ONLINE SESSION (UK Time). Different time and day.

This is an online event hosted via Zoom. To attend please Register Online or click here.



Speaker

Michelle Caswell (PhD, is Chair of the Department of Information Studies and an Associate Professor of Archival Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA))

 

About the Speaker

Michelle Caswell, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Information Studies and an Associate Professor of Archival Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Caswell directs a team of students at UCLA’s Community Archives Lab which explores the ways that independent, identity-based memory organizations document, shape, and provide access to the histories of minoritized communities, with a particular emphasis on understanding their affective, political, and artistic impact. In 2008, together with Samip Mallick, Caswell co-founded the South Asian American Digital Archive, an online repository that documents and provides access to the stories of South Asian Americans. She is the author of the books Urgent Archives: Enacting Liberatory Memory Work(Routledge Press, 2021) and Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory and the Photographic Record in Cambodia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), as well as more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in critical archival studies.

 

 

An event organised by Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin Research Network
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