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Speakers at the Fourth Workshop on Scientific Archives

Bethany G. Anderson (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6602-1312 ) is the Natural and Applied Sciences Archivist and Assistant Professor in the University Archives, and PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. In her research, Bethany draws on anthropology, history of science, archival studies, and feminist theory. She holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, an AM in Near Eastern Art and Archaeology from the University of Chicago, and a MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her published work has appeared in Archivaria, American Archivist, Journal of Open Humanities Data, Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society, and Collections: A Journal for Archives and Museum Professionals.

Dorie Apollonio, PhD is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research considers the activities of industries implicated in the spread of non-communicable diseases, including tobacco, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, alcohol, and food. Recent work addresses identifying tobacco cessation strategies for people experiencing homelessness, understanding the scope of tobacco and cannabis co-use, assessing the spread of laws addressing new tobacco and cannabis delivery systems, and analyzing the role of pharmaceutical companies in the opioid epidemic. Her work has been published in journals in multiple disciplines, including law, medicine, pharmacy, political science, public health, and public policy.

Sara Baum, founder of Sharp Copy Transcription, collaborates closely with historians, oral historians, archivists, and scholars across various fields and institutions to produce oral history transcripts. She specializes in transcribing scientific oral history, including through her work with the Caltech Heritage Project. With 25 years of transcription experience and diverse professional roles in academia, urban planning, and women’s health, Sara has honed her skills in deep listening and in the thoughtful and precise rendering of oral narratives into written form.

Jason H. Best develops enabling technologies and processes to streamline the research activities at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. He received his B.A. in Mass Communications from Trinity University in San Antonio then began his career as a graphic artist and designer for print and web but eventually focused on software interface and interaction design. In 2005 Jason joined BRIT where he found a new opportunity to apply his love for technology solutions to challenges of information management in natural history collections. His work at the intersection of technology, botanical collections, and biodiversity data led him to pursue an M. S. in Information Science at the University of North Texas. Jason explores innovative applications for technologies like natural language processing and computer vision to help improve the efficiency of digitization workflows and to extract critical biodiversity data from natural history and archival collections.

Milena Carvalho holds a PhD in Documentary Sciences with a Specialization in Information Management and Information Services (2014, University of Coimbra); a Master in Archives, Libraries and Information Science (2008, University of Évora).  She has done postgraduate work in Documentary Sciences, variant Archives (2003, University of Porto); and in Human Resources by CRL (2002, Porto). She is a Senior Lecturer in various courses and master’s degrees in Polytechnic of Porto (2004-present,  and is Coordinator of the Program Degree in Sciences and Technologies of Information and Documentation (2016-present).  She has been Coordinator of the Master’s degree in Business Information, (2016-2017, P. Porto/ISCAP). She is integrated as a researcher at the CITCEM/FLUP/Portugal; at the CEOS/SCAP; P. Porto; and ARBIDOC-Spain. Her main areas of interest are: scientific documentation and information; preservation, description and management of information and archives. She is a scientific reviewer for several conferences and journals in Information Science and Education, and published several articles in journals and books.

Kiana Clark is an archivist in the Vertebrate Paleontology department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York handling reference requests and specimen data management. She received her MSLIS from Pratt Institute and her B.A. in History from Smith College, and joined the AMNH in June 2023. She has worked previously at the Pratt Institute Archives, the New York Public Library, and the Maine Historical Society.

Michaela Clark is a PhD candidate and President Doctoral Award holder at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester (UK). Her doctoral research takes a Material Culture Studies approach to address the history and politics of medical representation as this pertains to clinical photography in twentieth-century Cape Town, South Africa. Drawing on a variety of knowledge fields, this work traces institutional histories, technological developments, socio-political shifts, professional personas, and the networked nature of visual media in the settler-colonial Cape. She is a long-standing collaborator with the University of Cape Town’s Pathology Learning Centre and she currently serves as a member of the advisory board of the Cape Medical Museum in Cape Town. She has served as a key member of the VirtualHSTM Histories of the Body working group, a key participant in the Ethics and/in the History of Medicine and the Human Sciences (CHSTM), and is now a core contributor to the soon-to-be launched Ethics of Medical Photography Network funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Her work experience in higher education includes undergraduate and graduate teaching (as a tutor, contract lecturer, and supervisor) as well as administration (as seminar convener, course coordinator, and learning designer).

Julia Corrin is the Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections and University Archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to her work with the University Archives, she oversaw the development of a new digital collections’ portal and the migration of over 30 years of digitized content. She also helped create the University Libraries’ exhibitions program. She received her Master’s of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and previously served as the Political Collections and Access Archivist at Arkansas State University.

Patrícia Costa has an undergraduate degree in Historical Sciences – Heritage. Since museums have always fascinated her, she obtained a postgraduate degree in Museology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (1998) and a master’s degree in Museology (2007), both at the University of Porto. She has a PhD in Geology, specializing in the History and Methodology of Geological Sciences (2014), from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. She has worked at ISEP since 1999 and was responsible for the ISEP Museum until 2018. She currently is the head of the Documentation and Culture Division, which includes the Museum, the Library and the Archive. In addition, she has been an Affiliated Professor at the Department of Heritage Sciences and Techniques of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (2014-2021), and is now a Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History, FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Margaret Cribbs has a professional profile that started in the humanities and extends through technical information management. She received a BA in Medieval Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College (now Simmons University), in Boston, MA. Cribbs went on to make a career as a software developer specializing in database design and implementation. She ran a business for 25 years, creating desktop and web-based data systems for corporate and non-profit clients. In addition to running this business, for 25 years Cribbs also held a position on the part-time faculty of Glendale Community College as a reference librarian. Currently, Cribbs is affiliated with the Caltech Archives as a volunteer.

Jennifer Cuffe is an anthropologist and an archivist. As a lead archivist at Library and Archives Canada, she appraises the records of research, statistical, and technical institutions in the Government of Canada. As an anthropologist (PhD McGill), she explores how professionals’ everyday reasoning in bureaucratic environments transforms with the introduction of specific database technologies. Previously, she was Honorary University Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK), in affiliation with its Data Studies project.

Sara Dave works as a curatorial assistant and is the Project Manager for the Sherwin Carlquist Project at the Herbarium at California Botanic Garden. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During her undergraduate years, she worked with vascular plants, algae, and bryophytes at the university’s herbarium, which primed her to curate and digitize Sherwin Carlquist’s wood specimens, herbarium specimens, fluid-preserved specimens, and wood anatomy slides at California Botanic Garden. Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project, she develops and streamlines workflows to process these diverse biological collections.

Kathleen Donahoe is the Interim Lead Archivist for The Robotics Project at Carnegie Mellon University, where she works with the Robotics Institute and other departments on campus to document CMU’s rich history in the field. Before joining CMU, she was an archivist at the University of Pittsburgh, processing administrative records and managing outreach programs and social media campaigns. She received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Samantha Ekberg began a job at the University of North Texas Digital Projects Lab during her undergraduate degree in photography, digitizing materials for The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library. Nearing the end of her degree, she decided to continue in the field of libraries and archives, and went onto do her graduate degree in archival studies and imaging technology at UNT while still working in Digital Projects. After nearly 4 years in Digital Projects, she graduated in May 2023, and went on to accept a position at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas where she currently works as the Digitization Technician on the grant-funded Sherwin Carlquist project. Using her experience and passion for photography, she helped set up the digitization efforts for the project that includes thousands of film items.

Celia Emmelhainz is the Supervisory Anthropologist at the National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archives at the National Museum of Natural History in the Smithsonian Institution. She holds masters’ degrees in anthropology and information science. She previously worked as an anthropology and qualitative research librarian at UC Berkeley and as a social sciences data librarian at Colby College. Her research focuses on information seeking in the social sciences, as well as organizational dynamics and career decision-making in GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) professions.

Dr. Katrina Fenlon is an assistant professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on digital modes of knowledge production, maintenance, and preservation. She studies how information practices among researchers across disciplines are changing, and what those changes mean for the infrastructures that serve knowledge and communities within and beyond the academy. She earned her Ph.D. (’17) and MLIS (’09) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Corinna Guerra is an Assistant Professor in History of Science and Technology at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), where she teaches Environmental Humanities. She is also Associate Researcher of the Laboratoire d’Excellence HASTEC (Paris). Her research focus is on chemistry, Mount Vesuvius and natural disasters in the 18th century. For the book “Lavoisier e Parthenope. Contributo ad una storia della chimica del regno di Napoli” (Naples 2017) was awarded the Prize for Young Historians by the International Academy of the History of Science. In March 2023 she was invited by the Lincei National Academy to give the prestigious “Conferenza Lincea” on the Alexis Perrey’s archive.

Michael Hucka, PhD, has a background in computer science, cognitive science, and artificial intelligence. He has been a research software engineer at the California Institute of Technology Library since 2018, where he has developed a variety of software tools for controlled digital lending, handwritten text recognition, journal archiving, and more. Prior to his joining the Library, Mike was a Staff Scientist in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Caltech, and worked for nearly two decades on standards and software for systems biology and computational neuroscience. His past work includes the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), as well as a number of related formats, community standards, and community organizations such as COMBINE, the Computational Modeling in Biology Network.

Polina E. Ilieva is an Associate University Librarian for Collections, UCSF Archivist, and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She leads three major units at the UCSF Library: Archives and Special Collections, Collection Development, and Technical Services. Polina serves or served as a PI for several collaborative multi-institutional grant projects funded by the Sloan Foundation, National Archives, National Library of Medicine, NEH that support expansion and digitization of holdings related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, women scientists, and history of health sciences. Polina partners with community health organizations in California on issues related to records’ preservation with the goal of creating a more inclusive and equitable historical record. She is active in several groups working on preservation and access to historical patient records and interested in issues related to appraisal of contemporary scientific research. She is the current President of the Librarians, Archivists, and Museum Professionals in the History of the Health Sciences (LAMPHHS) and served on the board of the Medical Heritage Library. Polina also serves as the UCSF Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Repatriation Point of Contact and is a co-director of the UCSF Program for Historical Reconciliation.

Dan Kabella, PhD is an Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA) postdoctoral fellow at University of California, San Francisco. Kabella conducts research that enables scrutiny and analysis of opioid monitoring technologies in the wider context of corporate and regulatory practices. Specifically, they explore the commercialization and exploitation of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) data and intended and unintended consequences for health equity. They are also involved in community engagement projects and curriculum development that leverage OIDA for wider audiences.

S. Prashant Kumar is a social and intellectual historian of mathematics and astronomy in South Asia. Kumar’s work is about the relationship between local and global time scales during British colonial rule in India, and the ways in which labour and caste relationships order and link such scales. Most recently, Kumar has written about astronomical observatories, and their mandate for time regulation, as part of the revenue apparatus of colonial India. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Kumar was a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Archives at NCBS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore; a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Intellectual History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; and a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Haverford College. Previously trained in mathematics and physics, Kumar obtained a PhD in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2021.

Tommy Keswick serves as the Digital Technologies Development Librarian working on websites and software for the Caltech Library. He is also the primary liaison between the Digital Library Development group and the Caltech Archives. His current project areas include digital preservation, data transformation and migration, and workflow automation.

Kelly Ray Knight, PhD is a medical anthropologist and Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of California – San Francisco.  Dr. Knight is currently Principal Investigator of two NIDA-funded longitudinal ethnographic studies: “Examining the Consequences of Reductions in Opioid Prescribing on Patients, Clinical Care, and Community Health” (R01DA043631) and a “Longitudinal Qualitative Study of Fentanyl-Stimulant Polysubstance Use Among People Experiencing Homelessness” (R01DA057672). Dr. Knight currently serves as the UCSF lead for Training, Education, and Community Engagement for the Opioid Industry Documents Archive.  Dr. Knight has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and an awarding-winning, book-length ethnographic study of social and policy challenges of opioid dependency and pregnancy in the context of housing instability. Dr. Knight was a member of the four-person national working group providing recommendations to the National Academy of Medicine on responses to the Social Determinants of Opioid Use Disorder.

Diana E. Marsh is an Assistant Professor of Archives and Digital Curation at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies (iSchool) who explores how heritage institutions communicate with the public and communities. Her current research focuses on improving discovery and access to colonially-held archives for Native and Indigenous communities. Previously, she completed her PhD in Anthropology (Museum Anthropology) at the University of British Columbia, an MPhil in Social Anthropology with a Museums and Heritage focus at the University of Cambridge in 2010, and a BFA in Visual Arts and Photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University in 2009. Her recent work has appeared in The American Archivist, Archival Science, Archivaria, and Archival Outlook, and her book, From Extinct Monsters to Deep Time: Conflict, Compromise, and the Making of Smithsonian’s Fossil Halls was released in paperback with Berghahn Books in Fall 2022.

Susana Martins, PhD in Education-specialization in Education and Libraries by Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique since 2015 and Adjunct Professor at ISCAP-IPP in Information Science. Researcher at CEOS.PPorto-Portugal, CITCEM-Portugal and ARBIDOC-Spain. Presented several communications in international conferences, published articles in proceedings books, articles in various scientific journals as well as books. She is a scientific reviewer of several conferences and journals in Information Science and Education. Main areas of interest are: Information Literacy and behaviour; Bibliometry; Scientific documentation and information; Information organization, description and management of information; Information Policies; Informational heritage; semantic web and use of information technologies in information services.

Maya Naunton worked as an art conservator prior to earning an IMLS degree with a certificate in Archives Management. She has held the position of the Project Archivist at the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology Archive at the American Museum of Natural History since 2022. In that role she works to organize and process papers in the 130-year-old repository while creating policies and guidelines for analog and digital records.

Mare Nazaire is the Curator of the Herbarium at California Botanic Garden. She received her Ph.D. in botany from Washington State University in 2013. She has worked as a botanist for over 20 years in locations throughout the United States, including New England, the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest. Her research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of the genus Mertensia (Boraginaceae), floristics of California, and aquatic vascular plants. She is a taxon editor for the Flora of North America (FNA) overseeing families Lamiaceae and Hydrophyllaceae, and has authored several treatments for FNA.

David Ragnar Nelson is the Digital Projects Specialist at the Library and Museum of the American Philosophical Society (APS). He earned his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research focused on the history of material texts and the digital humanities. His research interests concern the application of computational methods to archival collections, including open historic data, linked open data, data visualization, handwritten text recognition and document layout analysis. Digital projects and initiatives he has participated in include a digital edition of Francis Daniel Pastorius’s “Bee-Hive” manuscript, a searchable database of the account books of Benjamin and Deborah Franklin, and a network visualization of connections between women scientists in the APS collections. He is currently working to create an updated digital subject guide for the APS’s collections in the history of science in the twentieth century.

Ana Niño has worked at BRIT Library since November 2021, where she manages library, archival, and art collections.  Ana attended Cornell University, where she studied Science and Technology Studies, and later earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas.  Ana has waltzed between various library settings over the past decade, including positions as a Community Engagement Librarian at a public library, a Digitization Assistant at a university special collections department, and a Researcher for The Dallas Morning News.

Ludmila (Mila) Pollock is the Executive Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s (CSHL) Library and Archives. She has spent the last twenty-five years at CSHL and has more than three decades of experience in American scientific and medical libraries. Originally from the Soviet Union, Mila began her career at the State Central Scientific Medical Library in Moscow. Mila has overseen the transformation of CSHL’s small institutional archive into the world’s leading repository of historical material documenting the global history of research in molecular biology and genetics. During Mila’s tenure CSHL Archives has acquired, preserved, and catalogued the personal collections of dozens of eminent scientists (including six Nobel Laureates) and earned more than $8 million in international donations and grant support. Her ongoing initiatives include the CSHL Oral History Collection and groundbreaking annual CSHL History of Science meetings. In 2017 she established the CSHL Center for Humanities and History of Modern Biology.

Anjali Ramachandran works as an archivist at the Archives at NCBS, National Centre for Biological Sciences Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India. She previously worked at IIT Bombay Archives and Museum as an archivist and researcher. She was part of a team that set up the Virtual Experiential Museum on Ajanta, a digital museum on the Ajanta caves at the National Museum, New Delhi, India. She has also made a short documentary on the role of the local community in the conservation of heritage precincts in Mumbai, India.

Ian Roberts is the Systems Administrator for Archival and Access Services, providing technical support for Caltech Library’s staff and patron projects since 1994.

Fernanda Ribeiro is a Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto (Portugal) since 1989. Her graduate degree is in History and post-graduate in Library and Archival Studies. She got her PhD at the University of Porto, under the supervision of Michael Cook (1999) with a thesis entitled “The Access to Information in Archives.” She is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Communication and Information Sciences and has been Head of the same department (2010-2014), director of the bachelor in Information Science program (2003-2014) and director of the Doctoral Program in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (2013-2014).  She has served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto and President of  its Scientific Board (2014-2023). Her academic research is focused on organization and representation of information; access and retrieval of information (mainly in archives); subject indexing; and theory and methodology of Information Science.

Deepika S is an archivist at the Archives at NCBS (the National Centre for Biological Sciences) in Bangalore, India, where she works on new accessions, public engagement, and oral histories. She has previously worked in the archive of the Indian Institute of Science. She began her career as a journalist, and has written and edited for The Hindu, Yahoo! Originals India, The Ladies Finger and Agents of Ishq.

Stephanie Satalino is Senior Archivist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Archives. She has worked at CSHL Archives for the last thirteen years, her previous titles include Digital Archivist, Special Collections Archivist, and Institutional Archivist. Stephanie has a B.A. in English from Stony Brook University and an M.L.I.S. in Archives Management from Simmons University. She began her career as an archives assistant at Simmons University Archives in Boston and Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library. Throughout her tenure at CSHL, Stephanie has consistently improved archive practices. Her work, interests, and skills include archives accessibility, digital archives, strategic planning, collection development, policy creation, grant writing, and donor relations. She oversees the acquisition, management and delivery of the historical records of CSHL Archives.

John Schaefer received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in History and Science, focusing on the history of botany. His postgraduate research in Digital Humanities at the University of Cambridge examined the use of machine learning models in citizen science and humanities projects at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. John is particularly interested in the interdisciplinary application of plants as teaching tools at cultural heritage institutions, as well as increasing public engagement with both scientific archives and living plant collections through the digital humanities. He recently completed a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship in environmental humanities at Western Sydney University, researching networks of British imperial plant collecting using nineteenth-century Australian herbaria data.

Krishna Shenoy is a librarian and archivist with experience in museums, libraries, archives, and private collections. She serves as Secretary on the Library Board for the City of Grapevine and is a longtime member of the Metroplex Archivists group and the Society of Southwest Archivists. She graduated from University of North Texas in 2013 with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and received her Bachelors in Geological Sciences from University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

Armando Malheiro da Silva graduated in Philosophy from Catholic University of Braga and in History from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (Portugal). He obtained his diploma as a Librarian-Archivist from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra. In 1999 he completed his doctorate degree in Contemporary History in the University of Minho. He is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Communication and Information Sciences of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto; a member of the scientific committee of the Information Science bachelor degree program; and has been Director of the Doctoral Program in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (2015-2023). He is also a Member of the Centre for Transdisciplinary Research “Culture, Space and Memory” (CITCEM). He shares his research in areas such as Information Science, Political and ideological History of the 19th and 20th centuries, family history and local studies.

Amanda H Sorensen is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies. Broadly, Amanda’s research focuses on cultural heritage databases, museum information systems, and curatorial and material culture studies. She holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Prior to beginning her PhD, Amanda worked as an Anne Ray Intern at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM (2019-2020), and completed a graduate fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in 2019.

Mariella Soprano holds the position of Senior Collections and Special Projects Archivist. In recent years, she has focused on developing and implementing procedures and workflows for the transfer of academic divisions records to the archives. Currently, among other projects, Mariella is overseeing the appraisal, transfer, and processing of a substantial collection of multimedia materials from the Caltech Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT). She is actively involved in the archival field through her committee work with Society of the American Archivists (SAA) and her membership with the International Council on Archives (ICA).

Jordon Steele is Archivist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where he directs the acquisition, preservation, management, and delivery of the historical records of the Lab. Jordon also teaches courses in archival administration and information science as an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. He holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Serenity Sutherland is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego. She has a Ph.D. in History and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Digital Humanities at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include the history of women in science and technology, the digital humanities, and media studies. She is a co-collaborator on “Visualizing Women in Science” at the American Philosophical Society. Other digital projects include the Ellen Swallow Richards Papers, which is a member of the Primary Source Cooperative at the Massachusetts Historical Society, funded by the NHPRC and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is an instructor for e-Laboratories, where she is working on the Fundamentals of Editing course. Her work has been published in Scholarly Editing, the Debates in the Digital Humanities series, and Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts and Humanities, and she is continuing work on her biography of chemist Ellen Swallow Richards.

Richard Thai is the Digital Archivist at the Caltech Archives and Special Collections. He collaborates with his fellow archivist and the digital library team to work on all things digital in the archives.

Samuel Umoh Uwem is a lecturer at the University of Hradec Kralove Africa, and   holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and a Master’s in History and Strategic Studies. A trained historian with a keen interest in colonial Africa, before his appointment at University of Hradec Kralove, he taught sustainable development, colonial history, African politics, and Cultural Heritage at both the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a past recipient of a Coimbra Group Scholarship and a current member of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, the United States Institute of Peace, the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), and the Institute of Security Studies (ISS). His diverse research interests include studies in governance, colonial history, oral history, migration, and minority studies.

Nikki Wise is a PhD student at the University of Maryland. Her research interests are computational archaeology, 3D modeling, digital curation and archives, and material culture studies.

Halle Young is a Ph.D. student in the Joint Medical Anthropology program at University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley. As an inaugural Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Fellow in Social and Population Science at UCSF, Young provides research assistance to the Opioid Industry Documents Archive’s (OIDA) community engagement workstream. In her doctoral work, Young studies chronic pelvic pain and painful sex.

David Zierler is Senior Strategist and Director of the Caltech Heritage Project at the California Institute of Technology.  He holds a PhD in the history of science and international affairs, and his previous positions include appointments at the Department of State and the American Institute of Physics. David is the author of The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment.  He has been conducting oral histories with scientists for nearly twenty years, and he is closing in on his thousandth interview.