Conference Programme

KEYNOTE 2: Whose Digital Preservation? Locating Our Standpoints to Reallocate Resources Cinema 1

Wednesday 18 September 2019, 09:15 - 10:30

Michelle Caswell (UCLA)


Michelle Caswell is an Associate Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she also holds a joint appointment with Asian American studies. Her work in critical archival studies engages how individuals and communities activate archives to forge identities, create robust representations, and produce feelings of belonging. 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.