Shanna Farrell

Oral History Center, UC Berkeley
Shanna Farrell is an oral historian, writer, and audio producer. She works as an interviewer for the Oral History Center of UC Berkeley, where she specializes in food and beverage culture, environmental history, and art and literature. She is the author of two books, A Good Drink: In Pursuit of Sustainable Spirits and Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Community, Culture and Craft. Her audio work has been featured on Gravy, NPR, KALW, and she serves as producer of The Berkeley Remix podcast. She currently serves as a member of the Oral History Association's council and on the Oral History Review's editorial board. She holds an interdisciplinary Master's degree from NYU and an a Master's degree in Oral History from Columbia University.


2013- present: Interviewer with the Oral History Center, UC Berkeley2012: Master's in Oral History, Columbia University2011: Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies from NYU


As a contractor, I am able to provide services in interviewing, project planning and design, research, audio recording and editing, writing, public history presentation, and educational workshops.


Regions Available for Work

Other Regions: California|| Oregon|| Washington|| New York|| North Carolina

Purpose of Contact

  • I am available to answer questions, or provide mentorship to other oral historians
  • I am available for hire - as an oral historian, consultant, presenter, educator, or related services
  • I am available to collaborate - on research, community projects, artistic endeavors, or other joint undertakings with peers
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