James Lowry is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY. He is a former co-director of the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, where he led the Displacements and Diasporas research project. James is editor of the Routledge Studies in Archives book series.
Nerve Macaspac is an Assistant Professor of Geography at CUNY, where he is Graduate Faculty at the Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Program at The Graduate Center and Faculty at the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs at the College of Staten Island (CSI). Nerve teaches Urban Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and runs GeospatialCSI, a curricular initiative that aims to build a community among students to produce creative, collaborative and public-facing Urban Geography-centered inquiry and research.
Obden Mondesir is an Outreach Archivist and Adjunct Lecturer at Queens College, City University of New York, and an Oral Historian working at the Weeksville Heritage Center, a multidisciplinary house museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century Free Black community in Weeksville, Brooklyn, New York. Obden has a dual M.A. in Library Science and History from Queens College and is the recipient of a West African Research Center Library Fellowship and the Citi Center for Culture + Queens Library Fellowship. He has conducted and presented research on several community-based oral history projects that have focused on education, Black joy, and Black-owned restaurants in central Brooklyn.
Jeanie Pai is an artist and a programming coordinator for an event company that runs educational games in museums and historic cities. Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., she is influenced by stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs. Her interests lie in emerging issues of inclusion and access, particularly toward resources tailored for marginalized communities. In 2020, she completed the Archives Processing Fellowship at Queens College Special Collections and Archives, and received an award from the Society of American Archivists. She was involved in establishing the Memory Lab at Queens College, and the Covid-19 Project, a collaboration between Queens Public Library, Queens College, and Urban Archive.
Jessica Guijarro is a master’s candidate at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College, CUNY, where she is pursuing a certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials. A Queens native and Master Composter, Jessica is interested in documenting student activism and building relationships between archives and activists. Jessica is currently the co-ordinator of the Archival Technologies Lab and she is an intern at the Msgr. William Noe Field Archives and Special Collection Center at Seton Hall University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.