Yearly Archives: 2016

Article: “We Know What the Problem Is”: Using Oral History to Develop a Collaborative Analysis of Homelessness from the Bottom Up

The Oral History Review recently included my article “We Know What the Problem Is” in their fiftieth anniversary (of the Oral History Association) special issue, which showcases the most influential work published in the journal since its founding in 1973.  The article is freely accessible here:

Article: Allan Nevins is not My Grandfather: The Roots of Radical Oral History Practice in the United States

In Oral History Review 43, no. 2 (2016): 367-391. Abstract: Oral historians in the United States have adopted a problematic history of our field that erases the contributions of our radical forbearers. By fixating on recording technologies, archives, and academia, we ignore those who have shaped the theories and methodologies we draw upon when we […]

New Exhibit: Whose Town?

Whose Town? The DC Employment Justice Research Project Drawing on the first hand stories of unhoused people’s working experiences, “Whose Town?” seeks to offer insight into the complicated reality of low-wage labor in Washington, DC. The site draws upon twenty-one oral history interviews that were conducted in 2015 in locations across downtown Washington, DC.