MemberJohanna Mellis

…Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

North American Society for Sport History

Oral History Association

American Historical Association

Hungarian Studies Association

Memory Studies Association

Réseau D’Études des Relations Internationales Sportives

American-Hungarian Educators Association…
…Co-authored proposal with Dr. Toby Rider for the Junior Intramural Grant at California State University, Fullerton, for the oral history project titled, “Cold War Athlete-Refugees in CA Project.” Summer 2017-2018. Dr. Rider and I are using the grant to conduct interviews with athlete-defectors from Eastern Europe during the Cold War, for transcriptions to be done by CSUF’s Center for Oral and Public History, and for the collection to be deposited in the archives at th…

I am a doctoral candidate in History at the University of Florida. My dissertation, titled Negotiation Through Sport: Navigating Everyday Life in Socialist Hungary, 1948-1989, examines the changes in policies, social relations, and cultural norms in the elite sport community. More specifically, I examine how the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and mass defection of hundreds of athletes following the Revolution gradually influenced sport leaders and elite athletes that cooperating with one another enabled both groups to achieve their respective goals of gold medals and material prosperity. My research also explores the improving relations between Hungarian sport leaders and the International Olympic Committee, and how their relations impacted policies domestically and within the IOC. In sum, my research is a history of the politics of cooperation during the Cold War, through the lens of elite sport. My research has been awarded numerous prestigious grants, including the Olympic Studies Centre’s PhD Research Grant, the North American Society for sport History Dissertation Travel Grant, and a Fulbright Grant. I have also received several Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to study Hungary. My research consists of archival materials from the National Archives and State Security Services Archives in Hungary, the Olympic Studies Centre’s archival holdings on the IOC in Switzerland, and over thirty oral histories that I have conducted with former top athletes, coaches, and sport leaders.

MemberJaquetta Shade-Johnson

Jaquetta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.  Her research interests include cultural rhetorics, historiography, American Indian rhetorics, decolonial theory, Indigenous methodologies, and memoir. Her dissertation project, “Wishi Stories,” focuses on rhetorical strategies of survivance and continuance in Cherokee foodways through oral history, embodiment, land-based knowledge, and archival research methods. She serves on the council of the Indigenous Graduate Student Collective at Michigan State and as a mentor for the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program.

MemberLaura Maria De Vos

I am an international student from Belgium working on my dissertation in the interdisciplinary fields of Indigenous Studies and American Studies at the University of Washington English department in Seattle. I received my MA in English Literature and Linguistics and my MBA in Cultural Management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. My research argues that Indigenous ways of knowing offer under-considered analytical tools for reading across the entire terrain of U.S. literature, especially in the second half of the 20th century. I have volunteered with the Quinault Indian Nation Elder program in different capacities since 2014, and am now working specifically on an intergenerational digital oral history project with the Quinault elder program and the Taholah high school. I teach undergraduate courses at the University of Washington in Native American literatures and research methods.

MemberDan Royles


African American AIDS Activism Oral History Project

African American AIDS History Project

Book Review Editor, CLGBTH Newsletter


Staring Out to Sea Oral History Project…
…ty of Brotherly Love,” chapter in Rethinking Sexual Politics: Gay Rights and the Challenge of Urban Diversity in the Post-Civil Rights Era, ed. Jonathan Bell (forthcoming volume)

Journal Articles

“Teaching Digital Humanities with Oral History: The Staring Out to Sea Oral History Project and OHMS in the DH Classroom,” Oral History Review (Summer/Fall 2016)

Book Reviews

Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson, eds., Oral History and Digital Humanities: Voice, Acces…

MemberMariana Strassacapa Ou

…Oral history for library history
CILIP Local Studies Group Conference 2018 : Oral history and sound heritage
9th July, University of Leicester…
…September 2016 – September 2017
MSc Library Science  City, University of London
Awarded ‘Best Student Prize’, Library and Information Science
Dissertation: ‘The public libraries of London’ collection : oral history in the digital age

February 2007 – November 2012
BA Architecture & Urbanism  University of Sao Paulo, Architecture and Urbanism College
Awarded with honours
Dissertation: Three Gorges Dam : the city and the territory in Ch…

I am a converted Londoner, originally from Brazil. After working a few years in Sao Paulo as an architect and graphic designer, I came to the UK to pursue a master’s in Library Science. Having received my degree from City, University of London, I am currently working with cataloguing and digitisation of special items, such as pamphlets and posters, from the incredible archives of the Marx Memorial Library. I love all aspects of research work. My main interests at the moment: archive studies, library and archive history, digital archives, Spanish civil war. History, social history, and philosophy are passions that leave traces on everything I write and do. I am currently reading: a history of lighthouses, a global history of work, and a collection of British classic ghost stories

MemberAnika Walke

…My book, “Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia,” analyzes how the first generation of Soviet Jews experienced the Nazi genocide and how they remember it in a context of social change. Based on oral histories, video testimonies, and memoirs produced in the former Soviet Union, I show that the young Soviet Jews’ struggle for survival, and its memory, was shaped by interethnic relationships within the occupied society, German annih…

Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015 (paperback 2018).

Jüdische Partisaninnen. Der verschwiegene Widerstand in der Sowjetunion. Berlin: Dietz, 2007.

Edited volume

Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age: Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia. Eds. Anika Walke, Jan Musekamp, Nicole Svobodny. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Refereed articles and ch…

MemberPeter Mondelli

Peter Mondelli has served on the faculty at UNT’s College of Music since 2012.  His main research projects consider the impact of print culture and bourgeois capitalism on nineteenth-century Parisian opera.  Other areas of interest include oral song culture in the late eighteenth-century, early music and musicology in fin-de-siècle France, and the relationship between music studies and the posthumanities.