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Project Directors

Ric Sheffield
Kenyon College, Project Lead
Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost Read More
Ric SheffieldKenyon College, Project Lead

Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost for seven of those years, he directs the Law & Society Program as well as the John Adams Summer Scholars in Socio-legal Studies Program. Ric is the founding director of The Community Within Digital Archives that features the Knox County Black History project and emphasizes the experiences of African Americans living in rural America.  While teaching Law & Society and Sociology at Kenyon College, his students frequently learn and employ oral history methodologies.  He is particularly interested in pedagogies in the context of oral history work.  He is site director and faculty member at the Oral History Institute hosted on Kenyon’s campus.

Click here for Ric’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Brooke Bryan
Antioch College, Project Lead
Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, Read More
Brooke BryanAntioch College, Project Lead

Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, and using digital tools for storytelling and scholarship. Teaching in Antioch College’s Cooperative Education program, she develops field-based learning experiences— integrating oral history interview methods and digital platforms to animate course-level and institutional learning objectives. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She is interested in the ethical dimensions of oral history work, how the digital age complicates informed consent, and the unique landscape of higher ed legalities including FERPA, student privacy laws, and the nuanced liabilities that can arise when fieldwork is integrated into curriculum.

Click here for Brooke’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Student Staff - Digital Archives Coordinators

Eric Rhodes
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Eric is a 2016 Antioch College graduate who served as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members, working to archive their oral Read More
Eric RhodesAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Eric is a 2016 Antioch College graduate who served as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members, working to archive their oral histories using OHLA workflows. A history and media major, his experiences in the archives include digitizing Civil War diaries for Miami University’s Digital Collection, digitizing elements of New York-based The Kitchen’s performance art collection for acquisition by the Getty Museum, and participating in WYSO’s Civil Rights Oral History Project. Eric piloted a student-driven OHLA project exploring redlining in Dayton as his senior project for Antioch.

Click here for Eric’s project in the undergraduate archive.

Cristian Perez-Lopez
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Cristian Perez is a 2017 Antioch College graduate with a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, Read More
Cristian Perez-LopezAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Cristian Perez is a 2017 Antioch College graduate with a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, and working in large teams. He has interned across the country doing post-production, IT/Tech support, curatorial and marketing tasks, book keeping, and film festival coordinating. He was part of the People of Color group at Antioch College and is a strong advocate for utilizing media to bring awareness to situations occurring around the world.

Alyssa Navarrette
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Alyssa Navarrette is part of the class of 2019 at Antioch College, who fulfilled her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time Read More
Alyssa NavarretteAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Alyssa Navarrette is part of the class of 2019 at Antioch College, who fulfilled her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special events intern at Little Art Theatre. She has basic skills in media, technology, and marketing. She also has experience in many leadership and teamwork positions from the past stemming from various organizations, for example: SkillsUSA Texas. She is particularly excited to bring her past experiences, and skills into the projects that OHLA has brought to the table as well as gain experience as a digital archivist for oral historians.

Wyatt Souers
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Wyatt Souers is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who worked as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt majored in philosophy, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds Read More
Wyatt SouersAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Wyatt Souers is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who worked as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt majored in philosophy, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds a keen interest in history and pedagogy. Wyatt’s previous work experience has been primarily in public radio, working at Antioch’s WYSO during his first year at school and Vocalo at WBEZ during his second. More recently he was interning at the Central Vermont High School Initiative. At the Initiative he assisted with outreach, teaching, administration, marketing, and website upkeep. During his spare time Wyatt enjoys all things baking, bread baking in particular, and reading. Wyatt is thrilled to be apart of OHLA as it combines his interests in media, history, and experiential pedagogy.

Ella Arnold
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ella Arnold is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College, and worked as the Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a Read More
Ella ArnoldAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ella Arnold is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College, and worked as the Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has worked with digital archiving in the past, providing transcripts for bilingual interviews at her local radio station, WYSO. Her interests in history include women’s history and immigration history in the US.

Emma Metty
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Emma is part of the graduating class of 2019 at Antioch College currently working on her self design major Culture as a Historical Process. She completed her second co-op with Read More
Emma MettyAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Emma is part of the graduating class of 2019 at Antioch College currently working on her self design major Culture as a Historical Process. She completed her second co-op with OHLA and is working at OHLA again for her third co-op. Her skills include knowledge of audio and video editing and a love for photography.

Ephraim Zamora
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ephraim Zamora had the esteemed distinction to be the digital archive coordinator for the Oral History in the Liberal Arts initiative for Spring 2017. Ephraim is a part of the Read More
Ephraim ZamoraAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ephraim Zamora had the esteemed distinction to be the digital archive coordinator for the Oral History in the Liberal Arts initiative for Spring 2017. Ephraim is a part of the class of 2020 at Antioch College, where he is ostensibly learning more about seamanship and navigation. His favorite publications are The Baffler, mtvnews and The Record.

Library & Instructional Technologists

Joe Murphy
Kenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext
Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. Read More
Joe MurphyKenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext

Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. He will collect resources and co-author toolkit sections on technology support for oral history projects, and intellectual property. Joe will also support Kenyon faculty desiring technology training for students working on oral history projects. A major aspect of Joe’s contributions will be in writing synthetic summaries and full tutorials for digital platforms and tools, moving OHLA’s resource hub beyond the plethora of available online lists of tools and into a functional, synthetic resource that guides faculty and professional staff towards the tool that is right for their needs.

Click here for Joe’s tool tutorials.

Jenna Nolt
Kenyon College, Digital Architect
Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports Read More
Jenna NoltKenyon College, Digital Architect

Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports faculty on a range of digital projects. Jenna will work closely with the Project Leaders on the conceptual structure of OHLA as well as on the design, construction, and maintenance of OHLA’s web presence. A major aspect of Jenna’s contribution will be developing a series of Digital Workflow Protocols for the online resource hub. Jenna will be primarily responsible for writing step-by-step technical workflows for file management, storage, and preservation of oral histories and associated multimedia resulting from community-based learning.

Click here for Jenna’s workflows and tutorials.

The Collective

Allegheny College

Emily Chivers Yochim
Allegheny College, Faculty
Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Theatre at Allegheny College. A media ethnographer, Emily frequently employs oral history methodology in the classroom in order to engage students in the community and Read More
Emily Chivers YochimAllegheny College, Faculty

Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Theatre at Allegheny College. A media ethnographer, Emily frequently employs oral history methodology in the classroom in order to engage students in the community and deepen their understanding of how media infuses everyday life. She has collaborated with several colleagues on semester-long classroom projects using oral history methodology and digital storytelling practices. She is particularly interested in digital storytelling and using oral history to foster community engagement.

Click here for Emily’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Megan Kelly
Allegheny College, Research Assistant
Megan Kelly is an undergraduate at Allegheny College majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. She is involved in multiple choral ensembles, the Relay for Life Planning Committee, and Read More
Megan KellyAllegheny College, Research Assistant
Megan Kelly is an undergraduate at Allegheny College majoring in Communication Arts and minoring in Psychology. She is involved in multiple choral ensembles, the Relay for Life Planning Committee, and Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, where she serves as Executive Assistant and Song Chair. Megan has always been fascinated with how youths, especially teenagers, internalize popular media and how it impacts their identity and self-esteem. We live in a world where having low self-esteem is almost a right of passage to adulthood. She wants to work toward changing the popular media geared towards teenagers so that it fosters confidence and self-love, creating a world of happier and healthier adults.
Amelia Carr
Allegheny College, Faculty
Amelia Carr is Professor of Art History and Aliate Faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Allegheny College, where she has taught ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art Read More
Amelia CarrAllegheny College, Faculty

Amelia Carr is Professor of Art History and Aliate Faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Allegheny College, where she has taught ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art for 30 years. She is currently collaborating with musicologist Michael Norton on a book about the dramatic Easter liturgies of Klosterneuburg, a double Augustinian monastery near Vienna, Austria. She is also curating a digital version of the Hulmer Collection of Russian Religious Art for Artstor’s SharedShelf open access digital media collections. She serves as Secretary of the Faculty and is co-coordinator of The Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities grant at Allegheny College. In connection with her interest in the local history of Meadville, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area, she serves as director of the NWPa Heritage project and teaches a course on Public History and Heritage in the History Department. Through OHLA, she will develop an oral history project for the class, to be incorporated into the NWPAHeritage.org mobile geotourism app.
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Meric Isla
Allegheny College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Meric is part of the class of 2017 at Allegheny College with a major in Communication Arts and a minor in Community and Justice Studies. He is a Bonner Scholar Read More
Meric IslaAllegheny College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Meric is part of the class of 2017 at Allegheny College with a major in Communication Arts and a minor in Community and Justice Studies. He is a Bonner Scholar who volunteers regularly at multiple sites and is a site coordinator at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. He has been on the board of the Animal Welfare of Allegheny club twice as the PR chair and vice president.

Antioch College

Eric Rhodes
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Eric is a 2016 Antioch College graduate who served as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members, working to archive their oral Read More
Eric RhodesAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Eric is a 2016 Antioch College graduate who served as OHLA’s first full-time digital archives coordinator, documenting OHLA’s process, creating graphics, and providing direct technical assistance to team members, working to archive their oral histories using OHLA workflows. A history and media major, his experiences in the archives include digitizing Civil War diaries for Miami University’s Digital Collection, digitizing elements of New York-based The Kitchen’s performance art collection for acquisition by the Getty Museum, and participating in WYSO’s Civil Rights Oral History Project. Eric piloted a student-driven OHLA project exploring redlining in Dayton as his senior project for Antioch.

Click here for Eric’s project in the undergraduate archive.

Brooke Bryan
Antioch College, Project Lead
Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, Read More
Brooke BryanAntioch College, Project Lead

Brooke is an oral historian specializing in experiential learning, with interests in material culture, conservation studies, and maker culture. She has expertise in field recording for cultural documentation, oral history methodology, and using digital tools for storytelling and scholarship. Teaching in Antioch College’s Cooperative Education program, she develops field-based learning experiences— integrating oral history interview methods and digital platforms to animate course-level and institutional learning objectives. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She is interested in the ethical dimensions of oral history work, how the digital age complicates informed consent, and the unique landscape of higher ed legalities including FERPA, student privacy laws, and the nuanced liabilities that can arise when fieldwork is integrated into curriculum.

Click here for Brooke’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Cristian Perez-Lopez
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Cristian Perez is a 2017 Antioch College graduate with a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, Read More
Cristian Perez-LopezAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Cristian Perez is a 2017 Antioch College graduate with a degree in Media Arts. He specializes in film/video, but has a lot of experience in media consulting, digital archiving, photography, sound production, and working in large teams. He has interned across the country doing post-production, IT/Tech support, curatorial and marketing tasks, book keeping, and film festival coordinating. He was part of the People of Color group at Antioch College and is a strong advocate for utilizing media to bring awareness to situations occurring around the world.

Alyssa Navarrette
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Alyssa Navarrette is part of the class of 2019 at Antioch College, who fulfilled her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time Read More
Alyssa NavarretteAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Alyssa Navarrette is part of the class of 2019 at Antioch College, who fulfilled her first co-op opportunity as a digital archives coordinator with OHLA, as well as a part-time marketing and special events intern at Little Art Theatre. She has basic skills in media, technology, and marketing. She also has experience in many leadership and teamwork positions from the past stemming from various organizations, for example: SkillsUSA Texas. She is particularly excited to bring her past experiences, and skills into the projects that OHLA has brought to the table as well as gain experience as a digital archivist for oral historians.

Kevin McGruder
Antioch College, Faculty Mentor
Kevin McGruder is Assistant Professor of History at Antioch College with research interests in community development including African American institutions, urban history, and gay and lesbian history. As a volunteer member of the Read More
Kevin McGruderAntioch College, Faculty Mentor

Kevin McGruder is Assistant Professor of History at Antioch College with research interests in community development including African American institutions, urban history, and gay and lesbian history. As a volunteer member of the Archives and History Ministry at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church he coordinated several oral history projects through which church elders were interviewed. He currently serves as the coordinator of the WYSO Civil Rights Oral History Project through which Yellow Springs-area residents are being interviewed about their memories of the Civil Rights era.

Wyatt Souers
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Wyatt Souers is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who worked as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt majored in philosophy, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds Read More
Wyatt SouersAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Wyatt Souers is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who worked as OHLA’s fourth digital-archives coordinator. Wyatt majored in philosophy, although he has an extensive background in media arts and holds a keen interest in history and pedagogy. Wyatt’s previous work experience has been primarily in public radio, working at Antioch’s WYSO during his first year at school and Vocalo at WBEZ during his second. More recently he was interning at the Central Vermont High School Initiative. At the Initiative he assisted with outreach, teaching, administration, marketing, and website upkeep. During his spare time Wyatt enjoys all things baking, bread baking in particular, and reading. Wyatt is thrilled to be apart of OHLA as it combines his interests in media, history, and experiential pedagogy.

Ella Arnold
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ella Arnold is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College, and worked as the Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a Read More
Ella ArnoldAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ella Arnold is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College, and worked as the Digital Archives Coordinator for OHLA. She is interested in pursuing oral history as a career, and has worked with digital archiving in the past, providing transcripts for bilingual interviews at her local radio station, WYSO. Her interests in history include women’s history and immigration history in the US.

Emma Metty
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Emma is part of the graduating class of 2019 at Antioch College currently working on her self design major Culture as a Historical Process. She completed her second co-op with Read More
Emma MettyAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Emma is part of the graduating class of 2019 at Antioch College currently working on her self design major Culture as a Historical Process. She completed her second co-op with OHLA and is working at OHLA again for her third co-op. Her skills include knowledge of audio and video editing and a love for photography.

Ian Rosenthal
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Ian graduated in 2017 with a degree in Political Economy Major from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. He wrote his senior thesis about the wall along the West Bank Read More
Ian RosenthalAntioch College, Student Researcher

Ian graduated in 2017 with a degree in Political Economy Major from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. He wrote his senior thesis about the wall along the West Bank in Israel Palestine. His interests include urban theory, race theory, and critical geography.

Addison Nace
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Addison Nace is a recent Antioch College graduate with a Spanish language focus. After doing 6 months of research, she wrote her senior thesis about weaving and economic justice in Read More
Addison NaceAntioch College, Student Researcher

Addison Nace is a recent Antioch College graduate with a Spanish language focus. After doing 6 months of research, she wrote her senior thesis about weaving and economic justice in Chiapas, Mexico. Her academic interests include material culture, globalization, economic anthropology, folk art, and textiles.

Samuel Edwards
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Sam is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College and is studying Political Economy, focusing on cooperatives and organizational structure. In the Fall of 2016, Sam worked for Read More
Samuel EdwardsAntioch College, Student Researcher

Sam is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College and is studying Political Economy, focusing on cooperatives and organizational structure. In the Fall of 2016, Sam worked for Chroma Technology Corp. in Bellows Falls, VT. His internship focused on corporate social responsibility and employee-ownership. It is there and then that Sam engaged in an oral history of the company and several other employee owned companies in the Northeast.

Dale Kondracki
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Dale is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who self-designed their own major in Anthropology and Media Arts. Dale is interested in culture and hopes to be able to look at Read More
Dale KondrackiAntioch College, Student Researcher

Dale is a 2017 Antioch College graduate who self-designed their own major in Anthropology and Media Arts. Dale is interested in culture and hopes to be able to look at culture as a fluid phenomena that is ever changing with people learning from each other.

Ephraim Zamora
Antioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator
Ephraim Zamora had the esteemed distinction to be the digital archive coordinator for the Oral History in the Liberal Arts initiative for Spring 2017. Ephraim is a part of the Read More
Ephraim ZamoraAntioch College, Digital Archives Coordinator

Ephraim Zamora had the esteemed distinction to be the digital archive coordinator for the Oral History in the Liberal Arts initiative for Spring 2017. Ephraim is a part of the class of 2020 at Antioch College, where he is ostensibly learning more about seamanship and navigation. His favorite publications are The Baffler, mtvnews and The Record.

Katie Zechar
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Katie Zechar graduated in 2016 with a degree in history from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was born in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. She spent her Read More
Katie ZecharAntioch College, Student Researcher

Katie Zechar graduated in 2016 with a degree in history from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was born in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. She spent her time at Antioch studying as much history as possible, hoping to find a specific area of interest where she could expand her knowledge. While she has a deep interest in indigenous cultures, especially of Central and South America, she will continue her search for knowledge in any historical area possible. For her senior project at Antioch, she hoped to create a starting point in recording oral history of the Turkish people in the city she calls home.

Ellie Burck
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Ellie Burck is a Media Arts major in the class of 2018 at Antioch College. She grew up in southwestern Michigan right by Lake Michigan. Her independent education led her Read More
Ellie BurckAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Ellie Burck is a Media Arts major in the class of 2018 at Antioch College. She grew up in southwestern Michigan right by Lake Michigan. Her independent education led her to a marine biology program in California, an environmental studies semester school in northern Wisconsin called Conserve School, and eventually, Antioch College in Yellow Springs Ohio. Through her co-ops, she has delved into different medias; audio and journalism at WYSO, graphic facilitation, animation and design at Ink Factory in Chicago, and animation as an animation assistant at Ace And Son Moving Picture Company. Front and foremost, Ellie is a passionate storyteller studying ethics, research, and the variety of ways a story can be told.

Amelia la Plante Horne
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Amelia is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College with a self-designed major titled, Holistic Ecologies: Consciousness and Relationality.  Amelia has been working with women at Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI), Read More
Amelia la Plante HorneAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Amelia is part of the class of 2018 at Antioch College with a self-designed major titled, Holistic Ecologies: Consciousness and Relationality.  Amelia has been working with women at Dayton Correctional Institute (DCI), in Dayton, Ohio since summer of 2017. As a Oral History in the Liberal Arts fellow she will be conducting oral histories within the DCI with incarcerated women concerning their experience with incarcerated motherhood. In addition to being archived, data from the interviews will be utilized for a senior capstone project, which will include an official recommendation to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) on ways mother-child relationships can be more thoroughly supported in their facilities.
Michelle Fujii
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Michelle Fujii, class of 2018, is studying anthropology and environmental issues at Antioch College with a Spanish and Japanese language focus. Her oral history project is a product of spending Read More
Michelle FujiiAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Michelle Fujii, class of 2018, is studying anthropology and environmental issues at Antioch College with a Spanish and Japanese language focus. Her oral history project is a product of spending six months in a Spanish language immersion co-op in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she conducted research for her senior thesis regarding the history, construction, use, and cultural meaning of urban green spaces, while volunteering for the non-profit organization Un Arbol Para Mi Vereda. This was her first attempt at long-term independent undergraduate research that connected her interests in environmental problems with social justice issues.

Michelle De Leon
Antioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Michelle De Leon is a Guatemalan-American student, artist, and researcher from Los Angeles. During the last five years, she explored her interests in pedagogy, linguistics, and child development in Guatemala, Read More
Michelle De LeonAntioch College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Michelle De Leon is a Guatemalan-American student, artist, and researcher from Los Angeles. During the last five years, she explored her interests in pedagogy, linguistics, and child development in Guatemala, Germany, Luxembourg, and Italy. Michelle is currently studying Anthropology and Philosophy with a focus in Post-Colonial Theory and Linguistics at Antioch College.
Soleil Sykes
Antioch College, Student Researcher
Soleil Sykes is a Political Economy major with a concentration in French language at Antioch College. Her senior project “Base Relations: Examining Ideation and Institutions in Domestic Civilian–Base Community Relations Read More
Soleil SykesAntioch College, Student Researcher

Soleil Sykes is a Political Economy major with a concentration in French language at Antioch College. Her senior project “Base Relations: Examining Ideation and Institutions in Domestic Civilian–Base Community Relations During Expansion and Contestation” examines the case of Luke Forward, a grassroots organization in the Phoenix area, and its activism surrounding the F-35 force expansion at Luke Air Force Base. Combining interviews and textual analysis, she hopes her research will develop deeper understandings about the ideas, values, and institutions at play in domestic civil–military relations.

Denison University

Regina Martin
Denison University, Faculty
 Regina Martin is an assistant professor of English at Denison University, where she teaches 19th- and 20th-century literature. Literature and Professional Life: A Digital Life Stories Archive is part of Read More
Regina MartinDenison University, Faculty
 Regina Martin is an assistant professor of English at Denison University, where she teaches 19th- and 20th-century literature. Literature and Professional Life: A Digital Life Stories Archive is part of a larger research project that looks at the rise of the professional classes in the 20th century and their impact on the production, consumption, and study of literature.
Olivia Geho
Denison University, Research Assistant
Olivia graduated from Denison University in 2016 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. As a student, Olivia worked with Regina Martin to collect the oral histories of alumni with English Read More
Olivia GehoDenison University, Research Assistant

Olivia graduated from Denison University in 2016 with a degree in English/Creative Writing. As a student, Olivia worked with Regina Martin to collect the oral histories of alumni with English degrees. Olivia interviewed over thirty alumni and edited each video so that it could be curated here. Olivia is currently working in Denison’s Off-Campus Study Office.

Rhayna Kramer
Denison University, Research Assistant
Rhayna Kramer is a student at Denison University who is currently double-majoring in English/Literature and History with a minor in Economics. As a research assistant for Regina Martin, Rhayna archived Read More
Rhayna KramerDenison University, Research Assistant

Rhayna Kramer is a student at Denison University who is currently double-majoring in English/Literature and History with a minor in Economics. As a research assistant for Regina Martin, Rhayna archived and indexed the oral histories of Denison’s English alumni

DePauw University

Veronica Pejril
DePauw University, Faculty
Veronica is an Instructional Technologist and part-time faculty running the Music Tech Lab tech lab at DePauw University. She writes for OHLA and contributes to planning on collection and storage of audio Read More
Veronica PejrilDePauw University, Faculty

Veronica is an Instructional Technologist and part-time faculty running the Music Tech Lab tech lab at DePauw University. She writes for OHLA and contributes to planning on collection and storage of audio and sound installations. Veronica has experience guiding digital storytelling projects and is interested in helping build the Resource Hub, especially in the realms of collaborative pedagogies using audio and audio platforms.

Click here for Veronica’s case study on a project at DePauw.

Hope College

Ernest Cole
Hope College, Faculty
Ernest Cole is Associate Professor of English at Hope College. He is interested in using oral histories of amputees of the Sierra Leone civil war to explore stigma, trauma and Read More
Ernest ColeHope College, Faculty

Ernest Cole is Associate Professor of English at Hope College. He is interested in using oral histories of amputees of the Sierra Leone civil war to explore stigma, trauma and reconciliation in post-war Sierra Leone. He has over the past 5 years conducted case studies and pilot interviews on violence, trauma, and recovery occasioned by punitive amputations and bodily disfigurement. He has interviewed both survivors and perpetrators of violence most especially former ex-combatants of the Revolutionary United Front and the single leg soccer players who are “Ambassadors of Peace” in Sierra Leone. He is also interested in using oral history in curricular development for team teachers and integration of hope digital scholars (new media studio in library).

Click here for Ernest’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Kalamazoo College

Noriko Sugimori
Kalamazoo College, Faculty
Noriko is Assistant Professor of Japanese Language at Kalamazoo, where she teaches courses including Advanced Japanese and Japanese Language in Society. Sugimori is a sociolinguist, currently working on videotaping interviews Read More
Noriko SugimoriKalamazoo College, Faculty

Noriko is Assistant Professor of Japanese Language at Kalamazoo, where she teaches courses including Advanced Japanese and Japanese Language in Society. Sugimori is a sociolinguist, currently working on videotaping interviews with Japanese and Korean people who were born in 1934 or earlier about their experiences during World War II.  She and her students transcribe the videos in Japanese, then translate into English. Her collection of video taped oral histories will be among the first bilingual project for the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS), an open source tool from the Nunn Center at the University of Kentucky.

 

Click here for Noriko’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Takumi Matsuzawa
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Takumi is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Physics and Chemistry. Besides his interest in science, he also acts as an anti-war advocate. He is concerned about Read More
Takumi MatsuzawaKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Takumi is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Physics and Chemistry. Besides his interest in science, he also acts as an anti-war advocate. He is concerned about the apathy that the younger generation has towards war, and believes spreading the memoirs of soldiers and their families during World War II would enhance the anti-war movement. He contributes to Noriko Sugimori’s project by transcribing the interviews of Japanese or Korean people who experienced the World War II into English and provides technical assistance. Takumi’s research was supported by a Kalamazoo College Faculty & Student Summer Research Fund in 2016.

Christa Scheck
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Christa Scheck is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College, with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. Ever since high school she has been strongly interested in Read More
Christa ScheckKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Christa Scheck is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College, with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. Ever since high school she has been strongly interested in working in translation of Japanese to English, and won 3rd place in a state-wide Japanese speech contest for a speech on the issues of literal translation. She was very excited to contribute to Noriko Sugimori’s project both to further improve upon her translation skills and to learn more about Japan in the context of World War II accounts. Christa’s research was supported by a Kalamazoo College Faculty & Student Summer Research Fund in both 2016 and 2017.

Kiyoto Tanemura
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Kiyoto is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics. When Kiyoto arrived in the U.S. for high school, he struggled with the indifference some of Read More
Kiyoto TanemuraKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Kiyoto is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics. When Kiyoto arrived in the U.S. for high school, he struggled with the indifference some of his peers expressed toward war and other forms of human rights violations. He hopes his participation in Dr. Noriko Sugimori’s project makes direct accounts of World War II more available and help people look beyond facts and statistics to find the humans that were affected. Kiyoto’s research was supported by a Kalamazoo College Faculty & Student Summer Research Fund in 2016.

Jamie Heywood
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Jamie is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in East Asian Studies. She has a passion for the Japanese language and believes that oral histories provide an Read More
Jamie HeywoodKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Jamie is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in East Asian Studies. She has a passion for the Japanese language and believes that oral histories provide an important personal perspective that is often missing in academia. By participating in Professor Noriko Sugimori’s project, she hopes to improve her translation skills and encourage the valuing of oral histories. Jamie’s research was supported by a Kalamazoo College Faculty & Student Summer Research Fund in 2016.

Min Soo Kim
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Min Soo Kim was born in South Korea and raised in Seoul. He graduated Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies and studied mathematics for two years in Imperial College London. When Read More
Min Soo KimKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Min Soo Kim was born in South Korea and raised in Seoul. He graduated Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies and studied mathematics for two years in Imperial College London. When he decided to pursue something other than mathematics, he attended Kalamazoo College in Michigan. He is currently studying chemistry with a concentration on biochemistry and molecular biology.  Min Soo’s research was funded by the Mellon Foundation/GLCA in 2016 and by a Kalamazoo College Faculty & Student Summer Study Fund in 2017.

Alex Fairhall
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Alex Fairhall is a Kalamazoo Class of 2019 student, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Japanese. He joined the project working with Professor Sugimori in order to advance his understanding Read More
Alex FairhallKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Alex Fairhall is a Kalamazoo Class of 2019 student, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Japanese. He joined the project working with Professor Sugimori in order to advance his understanding of the Japanese language and to improve his perception of world events, both past and present. He believes this project has the potential to revolutionize the sharing of culture and history, and hopes he can aid in doing so. Alex’s research was funded by a Kalamazoo College Faculty Student Summer Research Fund in 2017.

Reika Murakmi
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Reika Murakmi is a fourth year student of Doshisha University, studying for a major in law and political science, particularly international law and international relations. She studied abroad in Kalamazoo Read More
Reika MurakmiKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Reika Murakmi is a fourth year student of Doshisha University, studying for a major in law and political science, particularly international law and international relations. She studied abroad in Kalamazoo College for a year, during which time she worked as one of the teaching assistants for the Japanese classes offered at the school. She has been to Hiroshima as her graduation trip at primary school and has heard about some stories from people who survived the WWII. From this experience, she strongly felt that we should not forget such real memories. She believes that OHMS should help provide people around the world with better understanding about the WWII. Reika’s research was funded by a Kalamazoo College Faculty Student Summer Research Fund in 2017.

Yoji Hayashibe
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Yoji Hayashibe is a Japanese student studying at Waseda University. He is interested in American liberal arts, and is in a liberal arts department in Waseda. For this reason he Read More
Yoji HayashibeKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Yoji Hayashibe is a Japanese student studying at Waseda University. He is interested in American liberal arts, and is in a liberal arts department in Waseda. For this reason he went to Kalamazoo college for 2016 to 2017, studying Journalism, Greek philosophy, Judaism, and Psychology. Through studying liberal arts and working as a Japanese language TA, he came to be interested in OHLA. Yoji’s research was funded by a Kalamazoo College Faculty Student Summer Research Fund in 2017.

Carolyn Topper
Kalamazoo College, Research Assistant
Carolyn Topper is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. She believes that in the United States, war is often Read More
Carolyn TopperKalamazoo College, Research Assistant

Carolyn Topper is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo College with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Japanese. She believes that in the United States, war is often discussed in terms of figures and ideology, often leaving out the people who are affected by it. She hopes that Noriko Sugimori’s project will bring light to the human aspect of war and inspire empathy for those who are the victims of it.

Kenyon College

Joe Murphy
Kenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext
Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. Read More
Joe MurphyKenyon College, Instructional Technologies Architext

Joe Murphy is Director of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy at Kenyon College. Joe has been supporting library and technology projects at Kenyon, including oral history projects, for 14 years. He will collect resources and co-author toolkit sections on technology support for oral history projects, and intellectual property. Joe will also support Kenyon faculty desiring technology training for students working on oral history projects. A major aspect of Joe’s contributions will be in writing synthetic summaries and full tutorials for digital platforms and tools, moving OHLA’s resource hub beyond the plethora of available online lists of tools and into a functional, synthetic resource that guides faculty and professional staff towards the tool that is right for their needs.

Click here for Joe’s tool tutorials.

Jenna Nolt
Kenyon College, Digital Architect
Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports Read More
Jenna NoltKenyon College, Digital Architect

Jenna Nolt is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at Kenyon College. She is the administrator for Kenyon’s institutional repository (Digital Kenyon, digital.kenyon.edu), oversees the college’s Digitization and Metamedia labs, and supports faculty on a range of digital projects. Jenna will work closely with the Project Leaders on the conceptual structure of OHLA as well as on the design, construction, and maintenance of OHLA’s web presence. A major aspect of Jenna’s contribution will be developing a series of Digital Workflow Protocols for the online resource hub. Jenna will be primarily responsible for writing step-by-step technical workflows for file management, storage, and preservation of oral histories and associated multimedia resulting from community-based learning.

Click here for Jenna’s workflows and tutorials.

Ric Sheffield
Kenyon College, Project Lead
Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost Read More
Ric SheffieldKenyon College, Project Lead

Ric Sheffield is Professor of Legal Studies & Sociology at Kenyon College. A member of Kenyon’s faculty for more than 25 years and having served the College as Associate Provost for seven of those years, he directs the Law & Society Program as well as the John Adams Summer Scholars in Socio-legal Studies Program. Ric is the founding director of The Community Within Digital Archives that features the Knox County Black History project and emphasizes the experiences of African Americans living in rural America.  While teaching Law & Society and Sociology at Kenyon College, his students frequently learn and employ oral history methodologies.  He is particularly interested in pedagogies in the context of oral history work.  He is site director and faculty member at the Oral History Institute hosted on Kenyon’s campus.

Click here for Ric’s archive, posts, and tutorials.

Alma Urbano
Kenyon College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Alma Urbano is a sociology major who was selected as an Adams Summer Legal Scholar in 2015. Through that fellowship, she served as a research assistant to Professor of Sociology Read More
Alma UrbanoKenyon College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Alma Urbano is a sociology major who was selected as an Adams Summer Legal Scholar in 2015. Through that fellowship, she served as a research assistant to Professor of Sociology Marla Kohlman. She also participated in the socio-legal research methods workshop presented to participants in the summer scholars program. She has served as a member and officer of Adelante, Kenyon’s Latino/a student organization.

Harper Beeland
Keyon College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow
Harper Beeland is a member of the class of 2020 at Kenyon College and is pursuing a double major in English and American Studies. He is interested in making oral Read More
Harper BeelandKeyon College, OHLA Undergraduate Research Fellow

Harper Beeland is a member of the class of 2020 at Kenyon College and is pursuing a double major in English and American Studies. He is interested in making oral history a career.

Oberlin College

Ian MacMillen
Oberlin College, Faculty
Ian MacMillen directs the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (OCREECAS). His primary research focuses on the racialized and affective nature of interethnic and transnational connections Read More
Ian MacMillenOberlin College, Faculty

Ian MacMillen directs the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies (OCREECAS). His primary research focuses on the racialized and affective nature of interethnic and transnational connections forged through music — particularly popular and traditional tambura chordophone bands in multiethnic communities of post-conict Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia. He is currently completing a monograph on this topic that is under advance contract with Wesleyan University Press. Additional interests include the role of sound in memorializing and forgetting violence; musical fascination and tourism in SE Europe; popular music black markets along Eastern Europe’s border waters; the use of American jazz and rock ‘n’ roll in Soviet political animated lm; and musical connections between Africa and its Diasporas. His OHLA project leads students in outreach to Cleveland’s Roma-Gypsy community and in conducting, recording, transcribing, analyzing, and creating metadata for oral history interviews with this aging population. This work commenced with the Spring 2017 course “Anthropology of Europe” and continues this fall with the class “Roma, ‘Gypsies,’ Travelers.”

Gina Perez
Oberlin College, Faculty
Gina Perez is a cultural anthropologist and Professor in the Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College. She has been involved in ethnographic work in Latina/o communities in Chicago, Lorain, Read More
Gina PerezOberlin College, Faculty

Gina Perez is a cultural anthropologist and Professor in the Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College. She has been involved in ethnographic work in Latina/o communities in Chicago, Lorain, Ohio and Puerto Rico and is currently engaged in oral history projects connecting Oberlin College students and Latina/o residents and community members in Lorain and Northeast Ohio.

Adrian Bautista
Oberlin College, Faculty
Adrian is Assistant Vice President of Student Life and teaches Latinx Oral Histories (CAST 335) in Comparative American Studies at Oberlin. Adrian’s research interests include Latinx Studies, Catholicism, and Masculinities.
Adrian BautistaOberlin College, Faculty

Adrian is Assistant Vice President of Student Life and teaches Latinx Oral Histories (CAST 335) in Comparative American Studies at Oberlin. Adrian’s research interests include Latinx Studies, Catholicism, and Masculinities.

Tania Boster
Oberlin College, Staff
Director of Bonner Center Curricular Initiatives, Community-Based Research & Community Based Learning; Associate Director, Bonner Center
Tania BosterOberlin College, Staff

Director of Bonner Center Curricular Initiatives, Community-Based Research & Community Based Learning; Associate Director, Bonner Center