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Sutherland, Tonia. Digital Remains: Race and the Digital Afterlife   (Manuscript in Preparation)

Peer-Reviewed / Refereed Publications

Sutherland, Tonia. “Where There’s A Will: On Heir Property, African American Land Stories, and the Value of Oral Records in American Archives.” In Defining a Discipline: Archival Research and Practice in the 21st Century – Essays in Honor of Richard J. Cox, Jeannette Bastian and Elizabeth Yakel, eds. (Chicago: Society of American Archivists) Forthcoming.

Sutherland, Tonia. “The Carceral Archive: Documentary Records, Narrative Construction, and Predictive Risk Assessment.Cultural Analytics (June 2019).

Sutherland, Tonia. “Reading Gesture: Katherine Dunham, the Dunham Technique, and the Vocabulary of Dance as Decolonizing Archival Praxis. Archival Science (May 2019).

Sutherland, Tonia. “Social Media and the Black Travel Community: From Autonomous Space to Liberated Space.”  Proceedings of the 52nd Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences. January 2019.

Espinal, Isabel, Tonia Sutherland, and Charlotte Roh. “A Holistic Approach for Inclusive Librarianship: Decentering Whiteness in Our Profession.” Library Trends 67, no. 1 (Summer 2018): 147-162.

Sutherland, Tonia. “‘Making A Killing’: On Race, Ritual, and (Re)Membering in Digital Culture,” Preservation, Digital Technology and Culture 46, no. 1 (2017): 32-40.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Archival Amnesty: In Search of Black American Transitional and Restorative Justice,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2 (2017).

Sutherland, Tonia. “From (Archival) Page to (Virtual) Stage: The Virtual Vaudeville Prototype.” The American Archivist 79, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2016): 392-416.

Beaton, Brian, Amelia Acker, Lauren Di Monte, Shivrang Setlur, Tonia Sutherland, and Sarah Tracy. “Debating Data Science: A Roundtable.” Radical History Review 127 (January 2017)133-148.

Sutherland, Tonia. “A Culture of Collaboration: UNESCO’s 2003 Convention to Safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage.”  in Proceedings from the Archival Education and Research Institute, Richard J. Cox, Alison Langmead and Eleanor Mattern, eds. (Litwin Books, 2015): 183-205.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Restaging the Record: Opportunities for Collaboration in Event-Based Archivy.” in Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics, Samantha K. Hastings, ed. (AltaMira Press, 2015): 17-38.

Cox, Richard J., Eleanor Mattern, Lindsay Mattock, Raquel Rodriguez and Tonia Sutherland. “Assessing iSchools.” Journal of Education for Library and Information 53, no. 4 (October 2012): 303-316.

Book Reviews

Sutherland, Tonia. Review of Practical Digital Preservation: A How-To Guide for Organizations of Any Size by Adrian Brown. The American Archivist 77, no. 2 (2014): 582-585.

Sutherland, Tonia N. Review of Writing African American Women by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu, ed. Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources 27, 4 (2006): 11.