archives | art | activism

Kathy Carbone is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) working on the Refugee Rights in Records (R3) Initiative. She is also the Director, co-founder, archivist, and PI of The Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action. 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 20 years. 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. Carbone’s research, teaching, and practice broadly focus on intersections between archives, contemporary art, and activism, with particular emphasis on documenting and preserving art practice driven by human rights and social justice agendas and using archives as strategies and tools for expressive resistance and community building.

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