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Sady Sullivan

I am in interested in archives as hubs for community engagement, creating spaces for racial justice dialogues, and historicizing contemporary political debates.

My work is influenced by the Buddhist practice of deep listening, and formative experiences at three feminist institutions: The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies, Babeland, and Wellesley Centers for Women.

My workshops are designed to build listening skills and connect us to how our own life histories impact how we hear each other. I also advise on oral history project design, archiving, and outreach.

From 2014 - 2016, I was Curator for the Columbia Center for Oral History Archives at Columbia University, the oldest oral history collection in the United States. 

From 2006 - 2014, I was Director of Oral History at Brooklyn Historical Society, where I led nine oral history projects and managed the preservation of the legacy oral history collections.

At Brooklyn Historical Society, I created Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an award-winning oral history project, racial justice dialogue series, and digital humanities site exploring mixed heritage identity.

I have radio experience, both pre- and post- podcast era. And Chuck D once said I did a good job on the 1s and 2s.

I received a Master’s in Cultural Reporting & Criticism from NYU and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Wellesley College.