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(p. xiii) Contributors

(p. xiii) Contributors

Sue Armitage, professor emerita of history and Women's Studies at Washington State University, is known for her work in women's oral history. She is co-author, with Kathryn Anderson, Dana Jack and Judith Wittner, of “Beginning Where We Are: Feminist Methodology in Women's Oral History” (1987), edited Women's Oral History: The Frontiers Reader (2002), and co-edited with Laurie Mercier Speaking History: An Oral History Reader of the United States, 1865–Present (2009).

Rina Benmayor teaches oral history, literature and Latina/o studies at California State University Monterey Bay. She is a former president of the International Oral History Association and vice-president elect of the Oral History Association. She co-edited with Andor Skotnes Migration and Identity (2005) and has written on oral history and Puerto Rican women, cultural citizenship, and digital storytelling.

Joanna Bornat is professor of oral history at the Open University and joint editor of Oral History. She has an interest in older people's remembering and has researched and published on oral history and gerontology themes.

Doug Boyd is the director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at the University of Kentucky Libraries. He previously managed the Digital Program for the University of Alabama Libraries, served as the director of the Kentucky Oral History Commission and as senior archivist for the oral history collection at the Kentucky Historical Society.

Sheila Brennan is the senior digital history associate in the Public Projects division at the Center for History and New Media and a doctoral student in history at George Mason University.

Albert S. Broussard is professor of history and the Cornerstone Faculty Fellow in the department of history at Texas A&M University. A former president of the Oral History Association, he has published Black San Francisco: The Struggle for Racial Equality in the West, 1900–1954 (1993) and African American Odyssey: The Stewarts, 1853–1963 (1998).

Mary Marshall Clark is the director of the Columbia University Oral History Research Office and the co-founder and co-director, with Peter Bearman, of the (p. xiv) Master of Arts in Oral History at Columbia University. Clark and Bearman also directed the September 11, 2001, Oral History Narrative and Memory Project.

Philippe Denis is professor of history of Christianity at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and director of the Sinomlando Centre for Oral History and Memory Work in Africa.

Sean Field is senior lecturer in the Historical Studies Department and the director of the Center for Popular Memory, a training, research, and archiving center committed to the dissemination of marginalized people's stories, at the University of Cape Town. His research interests include the traumatic, emotional, and visual aspects of popular memories of the apartheid and post-apartheid eras in South Africa, and the genocide in Rwanda.

Michael Frisch is professor of history and senior research scholar at the University of Buffalo. The author of A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft And Meaning of Oral and Public History (1990), he also created the consulting firm, The Randforce Associates, LLC, within the university's Baird Research Center Technology Incubator.

Anna Green is a member of the history department at the University of Exeter and the public history editor of Oral History. History and theory, oral history, and public history are the focus of her teaching, research, and publications.

James Halabuk is the project manager of the Bracero History Archive at the Center for History and New Media and a doctoral student at George Mason University.

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall is the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History and director of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the founding president of the Labor and Working Class History Association, past president of the Southern Historical Association, and the Organization of American Historians, the author of Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching (1979, 1993), and the co-author of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987, 2000).

Paula Hamilton is associate professor of history at University of Technology, Sydney, where she works with oral history projects with community groups, museums, heritage agencies, and local councils. She has also edited, with Linda Shopes, Oral History and Public Memories (2008).

Megan Hutching is a freelance oral historian in Auckland, New Zealand. She has published a number of books using oral history interviews, including a six-volume series on New Zealanders in the Second World War. (p. xv)

Clifford M. Kuhn is associate professor of history at Georgia State University and a former president of the Oral History Association. He is the author of Living Atlanta: An Oral History of the City, 1914–1948 (1990).

Douglas Lambert is project manager for the HistoryMakers project conducted by the Randforce Associates.

Sharon M. Leon is director of public projects at the Center for History and New Media and research assistant professor at George Mason University.

Albert Lichtblau is an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Salzburg in Austria, where he teaches contemporary history. His fields of scholarly expertise are Jewish, genocide, and migration studies, oral history, and audiovisual history.

Federico Guillermo Lorenz is a historian who works for the Argentine Ministry of Education. His writings include Fantasmas de Malvinas. Un libro de viajes (2008), Las guerras por Malvinas (2006), Los zapatos de Carlito. Una historia de los trabajadores navales de Tigre en la década del 70 (2007), and Combates por la memoria. Huellas de la dictadura en la Historia (2007).

Kathryn Nasstrom is associate professor of history at the University of San Francisco. She is an editor of the Oxford Oral History Series and the author of Everybody's Grandmother and Nobody's Fool: Frances Freeborn Pauley and the Struggle for Social Justice (2000).

John A. Neuenschwander is an emeritus professor of history at Carthage College and the municipal judge for the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He holds a PhD in history from Case Western Reserve University and a JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is the author of A Guide to Oral History and the Law (2009).

Robert B. Perks is curator of Oral History and director of National Life Stories at the British Library in London. He is a visiting professor in Oral History at the University of Huddersfield, secretary of the Oral History Society, co-editor of the Oral History Journal, co-editor of The Oral History Reader with Alistair Thomson (2006), and an editor of Oxford University Press's oral history series.

Alessandro Portelli teaches American literature at the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Italy. He is the founder and president of the Circolo Gianni Bosio for the study of oral history and people's cultures, and the author of a number of books on oral history including The Death of Luigi Trastulli: Form and Meaning in Oral History (1991), The Battle of Valle Giulia Oral History and the Art of Dialogue (1996), The Order Has Been Carried Out: History, Memory (p. xvi) and Meaning of a Nazi Massacre in Rome (2003), and They Say in Harlan County: An Oral History (2010).

Mary Kay Quinlan is associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was a Washington newspaper correspondent for fifteen years and has been involved in oral history for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, workshop leader, and editor of the Oral History Association Newsletter.

Donald A. Ritchie is historian of the United States Senate. A former president of the Oral History Association, he is the author of Doing Oral History: A Practical Guide (2003) among other works.

Beth M. Robertson is manager of preservation at the State Library of South Australia, and was the library's foundation oral history curator from 1987 to 1999. Her Oral History Handbook is in its fifth edition and is regarded as the Australian standard. She won the Australia Oral History Association's Hazel de Berg Award for Excellence in Oral History in 2006.

Tom Scheinfeldt is managing director of the Center for History and New Media and research assistant professor of history in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University.

Kelly Schrum is the director of educational projects at the Center for History and New Media and an associate professor at George Mason University.

William Schneider is curator of oral history at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he has had the pleasure of living and traveling extensively and working with some wonderfully knowledgeable elders.

Graham Smith is a senior lecturer in oral history in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also Chair of the Oral History Society.

Richard Cándida Smith is professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directs the Regional Oral History Office. A past president and executive secretary of the Oral History Association, he is the author of Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry, and Politics in California (1995), Mallarmé's Children: Symbolism and the Renewal of Experience (1999), and The Modern Moves West: California Artists and Democratic Culture in the Twentieth Century (2009).

Alistair Thomson is professor of history at Monash University in Australia and formerly professor of oral history at the University of Sussex in England. His publications include Anzac Memories: Living With the Legend (1994), The Oral History Reader, with Rob Perks (1998 and 2006, with Rob Perks), and Ten Pound Poms: Australia's Invisible Migrants, with Jim Hammerton (2005). (p. xvii) (p. xix)

Miroslav Vaněk is director of the Oral History Center at the Institute of Contemporary History in Prague, lecturer at the Charles University, and the founding president of the Czech Oral History Association.

Mercedes Vilanova is Catedrática emérita of contemporary history of the University of Barcelona, founding editor since 1989 of the journal Historia, Antropología y Fuentes Orales, and first president of the International Oral History Association. Her main publications use statistics, oral history, cartography, and classical historiography to deal with the democratic process, revolution and civil war during the 1930s in Catalonia, Spain.

Glenn Whitman directs the American Century Oral History Project at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. He is the author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History (2004) and a recipient of the Oral History Association's Pre-Collegiate Teaching Award.

Jessica Wiederhorn is cofounder of the Narrative Trust, a partnership dedicated to capturing the oral histories of institutions, communities, and individuals. She was associate director of the Oral History Research Office at Columbia University and manager of academic affairs at the Shoah Foundation, where she reviewed hundreds of Holocaust testimonies, providing guidance and coaching to interviewers worldwide.

Brien R. Williams, a former university professor of mass communications, is a Washington-based oral historian and video producer who has conducted, advised, and directed oral history projects at various institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution and the American Red Cross.

Janis Wilton has taught oral history to undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. A past president of the International Oral History Association, she has conducted community workshops and community-based public history projects. Her books, exhibitions, and Web sites include Different Sights: New England Migrants (an online database and thematic study, 2009) and Golden Threads: The Chinese in Regional NSW 1850–1950 (a traveling exhibition, Web site and book, 2001–2004).

Michelle Winslow is a research fellow within the Academic Unit of Supportive Care, University of Sheffield, UK. She has worked extensively as an oral historian in health and medicine, with both patients and health care professionals, specializing in palliative care.