The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $150,000 grant for “Oral History in Interdisciplinary Community College Pedagogy: Centering the Community in the Classroom.” Led by Thomas Cleary (Library; PI), Molly Rosner (LaGuardia and Wagner Archives), and Tomonori Nagano (Education & Language Acquisition), aims to empower faculty to bring oral history interviews into their own pedagogical practices through a series of year-long workshops. The faculty will engage in interviewing, deep listening, and analysis of oral history materials in their disciplines. Through this engagement, the faculty will explore how oral history practices can help re-center their teaching practices to the vantage points of individuals and communities of minority groups whose perspectives are often marginalized in published materials and media. The first of seven faculty seminar meeting will take place in September 2023.
See the project website (https://oralhistory.commons.gc.cuny.edu) for more information about the project.