Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee guides Council and the Association in their role as an advocate for the field of oral history and issues of concern to the Association and its membership.

In 2023, the committee published a resource set named “Oral Historians at Risk” to support researchers and narrators who find themselves working in politically and legally dangerous situations.

Committee Structure

Co-Chair: Anna Sheftel, 2021-2024,
Co-Chair: Liz Strong, 2021-2024,

Committee Members:

  • Mary Marshall Clark, 2021-2024
  • Francesco De Salvatore, 2022-2025
  • Elena Foulis, 2022-2025
  • Sherna Berger Gluck, Emerita
  • Yolanda Yvette Hester, 2022-2025
  • Joan Mandell, 2020-2026
  • John McKerley, 2020-2026
  • Paul Ortiz, 2022-2025
  • Steve Rowland, 2021-2024
  • Thy Tran, 2021-2024
  • Kim Kennedy White, 2023-2026

Council Liaison: Nishani Frazier,

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