Founder and Director of the Archival Technologies Lab. Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, City University of New York.
I’m an archival studies scholar and educator based at CUNY since 2020. I am an Honorary Research Fellow and former co-director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, where I taught following a ten year career in archives and records management. As a practitioner, I worked in Australia, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean, including projects for international organisations such as the African Union and the International Criminal Court.
I have a PhD from University College London and a Masters in Information Management from Curtin University. My research is concerned with official records, data and power, particularly in colonial, post-colonial and diasporic contexts. Through the Displacements and Diasporas project, I have worked to foster international dialogue around displaced archives. In my work on open government and open data, I have introduced record-keeping principles and techniques into open government policy and data curation to help address information asymmetry. My interest in the history of archival thinking led to the formation of the Archival Discourses research network, and I am currently working on a critical history of records management. I am also co-PI on the Refugee Rights in Records project. My recent publications include Displaced Archives, an edited volume published in 2017, and I am series editor of the Routledge Studies in Archives series.