|16 Nov 2021
|17:00 - 19:00
An event organised by Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin research network.
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 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 organisations document, shape, and provide access to the histories of minoritised 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.