Liesl Olson is Director of Chicago Studies at the Newberry, where she has also been a long-term fellow (2009) and Director of the Scholl Center for American History and Culture (2012-2015). Her research interests include twentieth-century literature, modernism, theories of the archive, feminism, critical theory, and the visual arts. She is the author of Chicago Renaissance: The Midwest and Modernism (Yale U P, 2017), a history of the literary and cultural centrality of Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century; and Modernism and the Ordinary (Oxford U P, 2009), which examines a broad range of twentieth-century works that represent the habitual and unselfconscious actions of everyday life. Olson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Newberry, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Beinecke Library. Olson completed her doctorate in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and her BA from Stanford University.
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Alison Hinderliter is Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives at the Newberry. She has worked on a variety of archival projects at the library, including the Pullman Railroad Company Records, the Illinois Central Railroad Company Records, the Ann Barzel Dance Collection, Voices of the Prairie (social action-related collections), and Headlines from the Heartland (journalism-related collections). She has been an archivist in Chicago for over twenty years, working for the Chicago History Museum, the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. She holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.
Catherine Grandgeorge is a Manuscripts and Archives Librarian at the Newberry. She has worked recently on processing the Newberry’s Midwest Dance Collections, and crowdsourcing an archive of modern protest, including protest signs, photographs, and personal accounts. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from The College of Wooster and her MLIS from the University of Washington.
Analu Lopez is the Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian at the Newberry Library. Analu is interested in underrepresented Indigenous narratives dealing with identity, language, and decolonization. She writes and creates photographic-based projects exploring these topics. A student of the Nahuatl language for over ten years, she is also interested in Indigenous language preservation efforts. She holds a Master of Library and Information Sciences with a certificate in Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services from Dominican University and a Bachelor of Arts in Photography with a minor in Latin-American Studies from Columbia College Chicago.
Rose Miron is the Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library. Her work focuses on how Native peoples use tribal archives to claim authority over the creation, assembly, and use of their historical materials. Centering on the Mohican Nation of Wisconsin, she shows how Native activism through the creation of archives enables tribal members to craft their own historical narratives and to intervene in public representations of their history. She completed her PhD in American Studies at the University of Minnesota.