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Kathy Carbone is a Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also the director, co-founder, and archivist of The Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action, a community-led, public participatory digital archive that documents, preserves, and shares art and activism related to displacement, border crossing, and refuge. Prior to joining UCLA, she was the Institute Archivist and Performing Arts Librarian for over a decade at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and a modern dancer and choreographer for more than 25 years. Carbone’s research, teaching, and practice broadly focus on intersections between archives, contemporary art, and activism, and the role archives play in social relations and community building, meaning-making, individual and social memory, human rights, and liberatory work. Carbone holds a Ph.D. in Information Studies from UCLA, an MLIS from Kent State University, an MA in Dance and Music, and a BFA in Dance from Ohio University. 

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