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Fernando, Kalyani S.



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  • My research interests include the ethical and theoretical considerations in building diverse archival collections; using primary sources and a critical pedagogical approach to examine archival silences around race and ethnicity; the emotional labor of BIPOC archivists at the forefront of DEI initiatives and retention within the profession; self-care for archivists who manage collections with traumatic materials; the affective archival record; double consciousness and identity construction through archival resources.


  • information literacy, critical archival studies, archival collection development, instruction with archives and special collections, diversity and inclusiveness in archives


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