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Doris Jones

American University in Cairo

Doris Jones has spent the past 25 years engaged with critically examining a variety of archival collections. Prior to joining the American University in Cairo (AUC), she examined the Federal Theater and Federal Writers Project Collections at the Library of Congress. Her major research interests includes archives as spaces for collective memory. She is also developing an archival literacy pedagogy in partnership with Librarians at AUC to help undergraduate students achieves skills relevant for engaging with primary source materials found in archives. She has also examined archival collection within colonial, post-colonial and diasporic contexts. Her current research is exploring problems such as displaced archives including human remains such as the Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act which established authority over disputed human and cultural remains that were kept in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Interests: Archival Literacy; Literacy Narratives; Critical Pedagogy


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