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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.
Carbone, Kathy, Anne J. Gilliland and María Montenegro. “Rights in and to Records and Recordkeeping: Fighting Bureaucratic Violence through a Human Rights-Centered Approach to the Creation, Management and Dissemination of Documentation.” Education for Information: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Information Studies 37, no.1 (2021): 3-26.
Carbone, Kathy. “Dear Sister Artist: Activating Feminist Art Letters and Ephemera in the Archive,” in “Radical Empathy in Archival Practice,” eds. Elvia Arroyo Ramirez, Jasmine Jones, Shannon O’Neill, and Holly Smith. Special issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 3 (2020): 1-24.
Carbone, Kathy. “Introducing The Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action.” Living Refugee Archive, 7 December 2020.
Carbone, Kathy. “Archival Art: Memory Practices, Interventions, and Productions.” Curator: The Museum Journal 63, no.2 (2020): 257-263.
Carbone, Kathy. “A Collection and its Many Relations and Contexts: Constructing an Object Biography of the Police Historical/Archival Investigative Files.” Journal of Documentation 76, no.3 (2020): 753-767.
Gilliland, Anne J. and Kathy Carbone. “An Analysis of Warrant for Rights in Records for Refugees.” The International Journal of Human Rights 24, no.4 (2020):483-508.
Gilliland, Anne J. and Kathy Carbone. “Movement and Transformation: Teaching to the Fourth Dimension.” In Defining a Discipline: Archival Research and Practice in the 21st Century, edited by Elizabeth Yakel and Jeannette Bastian. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, (2020).
Carbone, Kathy. “Surveillance to Art: ‘Flipping Around the Paranoia,’” in “Information/Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. James Lowry, Stacy E. Wood, and Andrew J. Lau. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2, no. 2 (2019).
Carbone, Kathy. “Jeannette A. Bastian.” In Encyclopedia of Archival Writers (1550-2015), edited by Luciana Duranti and Patricia C. Franks. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, (2019).
Carbone, Kathy Michelle. “Artists and Records: Moving History and Memory.” Archives and Records 38, no. 1 (2017): 100-118.
Carbone, Kathy. “Artists in the Archive: An Exploratory Study of the Artist-in-Residence Program at the City of Portland Archives & Records Center.” Archivaria 79 (Spring 2015): 27-52.
Wood, Stacy, Kathy Carbone, Marika Cifor, Anne Gilliland, and Ricardo Punzalan. “Mobilizing Records: Re-framing Archival Description to Support Human Rights.” Archival Science 14 (2014): 397-419.
Designing the User-Centered Art Archive
Performing Arts Librarianship
Archival Description and Access Systems
Archives and Art-Making
Follow the Fringe: Documentation and Preservation of Cultural Movements in Media (with Professor Mary Edsall-Choquette)
Archives and Art-Making
Performer-Composer: History & Aesthetics (with David Rosenboom)
Methodologies for Music Research and Writing
Public Projects Series: CalArts Design School/Program History Archive (with Louise Sandhaus)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Performing and Visual Art-Making through Improvisation and Research (with Vinny Golia)
The Amplification Project: Digital Archive for Forced Migration, Contemporary Art, and Action, a community-led participatory digital archive that documents, preserves, and raises the visibility of art and activism inspired, influenced, or affected by forced migration.
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