hauntologies

from 2015 to 2017, i served as an intern, then public humanities fellow at williams college's Davis Center (formerly known as the multicultural center). under the guidance of oral historian anne valk, i conducted comprehensive archival research into the history of student of color activism at williams college from the 1950s to present. my work yielded a site-specific walking tour centered around the history of ethnic studies movements at the college (given over the course of several weeks in 2016), and the first community archive of student of color activism (2017).

additional findings on the history of williams and a reading of the college's humanities library, sawyer, as the s(i/gh)ting of hauntological ruptures left by aborted student movements was presented in a paper at the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, held at the University of Arizona, Phoenix.