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Oral Historian
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oral history, public history, public humanities, feminisms, women, gender, sexuality, critical race, racial justice, whiteness
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About Me

Sady Sullivan is an oral historian with over a decade’s experience building community-engaging public humanities projects; including revitalizing interest in legacy oral history collections, and establishing digital strategies for oral history as an outreach tools for libraries, archives, museums, and movement building. As Director of Oral History at Brooklyn Historical Society (2006-2014), Sady created Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an award-winning oral history project, racial justice dialogue series, and digital humanities site exploring mixed-heritage identity. She is an active member of the Oral History Association, most recently serving on a task force reviewing the guidelines and principles for the ethical practice of oral history. Her work is influenced by the Buddhist practice of deep listening, and formative experiences at three feminist institutions: The Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies, Babeland, and Wellesley Centers for Women.

Recent Publications

“Public Homeplaces: Collaboration and Care in Oral History Project Design,” in Beyond Women’s Words: Feminisms and the Practices of Oral History in the Twenty-First Century Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembrzycki, and Franca Iacovetta, eds., London: Routledge, 2018

In this chapter I write about the influence of feminist relational-cultural psychology in designing the oral history / public history project Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations (at Brooklyn Historical Society).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Public History, Race, Sexuality, Urban History, Women, World War II