Research

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Black Bodies, Social Justice & the Archive (University of Michigan, March 2017)

Research Interests

  • Digital Culture and Communication
  • Critical Information Studies
  • Critical Race and Digital Studies
  • Technology and the Arts
  • Data and Society
  • Archives and Recordkeeping
  • Community and Cultural Informatics

 

Peer-Reviewed / Refereed Publications

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.

In Progress

Sutherland, Tonia (In progress). “Of Coups and Kinship: Towards Inclusive Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage.”

Sutherland, Tonia (In progress). “‘A Decided Public Good’: the National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage.”

Sutherland, Tonia. (In progress). “Remember When: Building a Digital Heritage Identity in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Conference Presentations

Sutherland, Tonia. Slave to the Rhythm: Embodied Records, Holographic Technologies, and Digital Resurrection. Archival Education and Research Institute, July 2017. Accepted

Chancellor, Renate, Nicole Cooke, Sarah Park Dahlen, Amelia Gibson, Beth Joy Hereford, Shari Lee, and Tonia Sutherland.  Communities in Crisis: What Everyday Acts of Terrorism Tell Us About Social Responsibility in LIS. Association for Library and Information Science Education, January 2017.

Sutherland, Tonia. Reading Gesture: Katherine Dunham, the Dunham Technique and the Vocabulary of Dance. National Women’s Studies Association, November 2016.

Sutherland, Tonia. Data Silence(s): Data Science, Inclusivity, and Barriers to Social Change. Decoding Data Science. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), August 2016.

Sutherland, Tonia. Poplar Trees, Paved Roads, and Pixels: Curating the Digital Afterlife. Archival Education and Research Institute, July 2016.

Sutherland, Tonia. From Henrietta Lacks to Sandra Bland: External Constructions of Black Postmortem Digital Identities. Association for Library and Information Science Education, January 2016.

Sutherland, Tonia. People Problems in Data Science: A Case Study at the Intersection of the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities, Debating Data Science. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), November 2015.

Sutherland, Tonia. The Embedded Archivist: the Case of the Collaborative for Historical Information and Analysis. Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI), July 2015.

Sutherland, Tonia. Reflections on Pluralising Archival Curricula Agendas. International Council on Archives, Section on Archival Education (ICA-SAE), July 2015.

Sutherland, Tonia. Teaching Pluralism with Intangible Cultural Heritage, Opportunities for Liberatory Pedagogy and Praxis in Library and Information Science. Association for Library and Information Science Education, January 2015.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Cultural Capital?: Unpacking UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention,” Studies in Critical Heritage and Ethnography. Archival Education and Research Institute, July 2014.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Archival Variety: Archives, The Live Performance Simulation System and the Virtual Vaudeville Prototype,” Exploring Theories and Methods for Archival Studies. Archival Education and Research Institute, June 2013.

Sutherland, Tonia and Lindsay Kistler Mattock. “To the Pointe: Opportunities for Archives and Digital Humanities in Dance Preservation,” Digital Moving Image and Recorded Motion Studies. Archival Education and Research Institute, July 2012.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Hallow This Ground: Reenactment as Intangible Cultural Heritage,” Archival Education and Research Institute, Student Poster Session, July 2011.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Madame Sans Genre: A Collaboration in the Process of Theater and Documentation,” Theatre Library Association, Annual Conference Plenary Session, November 2010. (with Ilana Turner)

Sutherland, Tonia. “’And then they asked me to play…’: Community Building, the Mary Vasquez Women’s Softball League, and the Archive of Social Change.” Problematizing the Legal, Ethical, and Theoretical in Oral History: the Mary Vasquez Softball League Project. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 2008.

Sutherland, Tonia. “Marketing 2.0: A Roadmap for Recruiting the Next Generation of Academic Librarians,” American Library Association, Emerging Leaders Initiative Poster Session, June 2007.

Sutherland, Tonia. “A Memorial for W.E.B. Du Bois: the Boyhood Homesite,” The Shaping Role of Place in African American Biography: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Great Barrington, MA, September 2006.

Invited Talks 

“’Never Meant to Survive’: A Critical Look at Information Studies, Information Professionals, and Communities in Crisis.” i3 Inclusion Institute, University of Pittsburgh, June 30, 2017.

“Technological Embodiment, Virtual Immortality, Digital Resurrection, and Critical Resistance. University of Michigan School of Information, March 7, 2017.

“Of Coups and Kinship: Towards Inclusive Infrastructures for Cultural Heritage.” UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, February 18, 2016.

“Documenting Diversity in Teaching Archives Courses.” Teaching And Learning Across Difference: A Mini-Symposium, University of Alabama, November 4, 2015.

“The Complexities of Using Digital Technologies to Study the Ambiguity of Being Human.” University of Alabama, October 26, 2015. With Robert Riter and Alison Langmead.

“Geospatial Metadata for a World-Historical Data Resource,” Moving Historical Geodata to the Web, New York Public Library, November 5, 2014.

“What You Need to Know About Archives,” i3 Inclusion Institute, University of Pittsburgh, June 3, 2014.

“Mapping Tensions Among Records and Information Management Professionals,” ARMA International Pittsburgh Chapter, April 17, 2013. (with Brian Beaton and James A. King)

Guest Lectures

“Information Centers as Spaces of Community Building and Social Engagement.” LS 590: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions. University of Alabama, November 18, 2015.

“The Representation of Non-Textual Records,” LIS 2224: Archival Representation, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, April 19, 2012.

“Finding Aids for Archival Representation,” LIS 2224: Archival Representation, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, February 16, 2012.

“Mandates for Recordkeeping,” LIS 2230: Records and Information Management, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, July 28, 2011.

“Personal Records and Information Management,” LIS 2230: Records and Information Management, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, July 6, 2011.

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