Emily is Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Theatre at Allegheny College. She is 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 is particularly interested in digital storytelling and using oral history to foster community engagement. She is the author of Skate Life: Re-imagining Masculinity and Mothering through Precarity: Women’s Work and Digital Media, with Julie Wilson.
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.
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