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Roundtable: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Archives and Digital Curation

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

ROUNDTABLE: Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Archives and Digital Curation

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  • Sumayya Ahmed (Simmons University)
  • Patricia Garcia (University of Michigan)
  • Angela P. Murillo (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)


  • Ricardo L. Punzalan (University of Michigan)


Recent events such as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minoritized communities, ongoing police brutality and anti-Black violence, and the increasing number of Asian hate crimes have produced calls for action across communities. Although they are recent, these events represent historical patterns of racial violence and systemic racism within the U.S. that require an honest reckoning with our past and present, including the legacies we continue to uphold in our academic institutions. If we, as archival educators and researchers, are to contribute to a more just future, we must examine the University’s complicity in upholding structural racism and the role of educators in achieving racial justice by developing an anti-racist pedagogy. In this roundtable discussion, speakers and participants will answer the question: What constitutes anti-racist pedagogy(ies) in archives and digital curation? The speakers will answer this question and share their own approaches and practice. This session aims to unpack what anti-racist pedagogy in archives and digital curation actually means not only in terms of what we teach, but also how we teach. It will also address the challenges (untenured) faculty of color face when trying implement anti-racist pedagogies including reprisals or being ignored. This roundtable discussion will have an interactive approach and will invite participants to join in the conversation. We view the roundtable as an opportunity to continue to conversations that began during the July 2020 Community Forum and hope to further flesh out ideas that were surfaced through the conversation into an actionable vision of how anti-racist pedagogies could and should shape how we teach archives and digital curation at our institutions.

Will this session be recorded for the AERI2021 Youtube channel? Yes.


July 13
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
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