September 24-25, 2010

Bios

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Amelia Abreu
University of Washington
The Information School

Session II, 9/24/2010, 10:30-12:00

 

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Erenst Anip
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Library and Information Science

Session II, 9/24/2010, 10:30-12:00

Erenst Anip is a graduate student at the Library and Information Science program, University of Hawai'i at Manoa. An international student from Jakarta, Indonesia, he has been an active participant since 2007 in the Language Documentation Training Center [LDTC] where he documents his heritage language of Thong Boi http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/~uhdoc/thongboi/. He also established the Language Documentation Enthusiasts, a campus organization, as part of his involvement in LDTC. Currently, he is in the steering committee for the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation which will be held on February 2011 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is also the project manager of Hawaii's Digital Newspaper Project, part of Library of Congress' National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP)

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Kristin Barry
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Art and Architecture History

Session I, 9/24/2010, 9:00-10:00

Kristin Barry is a Doctoral Candidate in the History of Art Program at the Pennsylvania State University where her major focuses are Ancient Greek Art and Architecture, and Medieval Architecture. She received at Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, where she became interested in architectural history and archaeology. As an archaeological architect, she has worked on the conservation and public presentation of many well-known archaeological sites, including Ancient Troy in Turkey, and Tel Akko in Israel where she is currently assisting with the development of an archaeological park at the tell. She has done extensive research on the need for local site museums for the interpretation of archaeological sites around the world, and hopes to continue her previous work with her upcoming dissertation.

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Carol Brock
University of Texas at Austin
School of Information

Session V, 9/25/2010, 10:30-12:00

Carol Brock is a Certified Records Manager and the former Director of Information Assets for the US Government Accountability Office. She successfully spearheaded a NARA pilot project for simplified records scheduling and implemented an enterprise-wide electronic recordkeeping system for which she earned the National Archivist's Achievement Award. She has 24 years of Federal RM experience as a contractor, consultant, and Federal employee. Carol is a founding member of the Federal Information and Records Management (FIRM) Council and is an active member of ARMA, AIIM, and SAA. As a member of AIIM's C-30 Committee, she co-authored the EDM/ERM Integrated Functional Requirements. Carol is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin working on a Ph.D. in Digital Preservation.

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Kimberleigh Collins-Peynaud
Ecole supérieure de beaux-arts de Tours
Conservation-Restoration

Poster Session, 9/25/2010, 1:30-2:30

Kimberleigh is a sculpture conservator practicing near Tours, France where she graduated from the 5-year sculpture conservation program at the Ecole supérieure de beaux-arts de Tours in 2007. She has a BA in Visual Arts from Rutgers University and a license in Art History from the Université de François Rabelais in Tours. Over the years she has gained experience through numerous internships in America, France and England, enjoying work on various projects conserving sculpture, ethnographic objects and architectural sculpture in museums (The Cloisters in New York City, WAAC in Tucson, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Musée Rodin in Meudon), in churches and on-site (Basilique de Saint-Denis, Thermes de Cluny, Grand Palais). While she continues work in France and in America, she is very interested in pursuing research in the preservation of Holy Child sculptures.

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Danielle Cooper
University of Toronto
Information Science

Session V, 9/25/2010, 10:30-12:00

Danielle Cooper is currently completing a Collaborative Masters degree in Information and Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Her area of expertise is queer information behavior and she has gained professional experience by working at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY and the Sexual Representation Collection at the University of Toronto.

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Saima Gulzar
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
College of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Poster Session, 9/25/2010, 1:30-2:30

Saima Gulzar is a PhD Research Scholar registered in College of Earth and Enviornmental Sciences, University of the Punjab-Lahore, Pakistan jointly with the Geological Institute, D-ERDW, Swiss Ferderal Institute of Technology,ETH-Zurich Switzerland, working on Conservation Scenarios of Built Heritage in Pakistan. She is conducting research on conservation methodologies for built heritage along with the material charcterization to understand the conservation activities currently prevalent in Pakistan.

She is currently engaged with the Geological Institute, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, where she is conducting experiments for the material characterization to understand the conservation condition assessment of the historic structures in Shahdara Complex-Lahore, Pakistan. She has also collaborated with the Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation ETH-Zurich for developing the conservation strategy for the historic structures within the selected heritage site. She is also working with the Schweizerrische Landesmuseen-Swiss National Museum Conservation Laboratory for the colored decorations used in the Mughal Architecture of Shahdara Complex, Lahore. Other then her academics Saima Gulzar is a registered architect practicing with the Lahore based Architectural Consultancy Firm in Pakistan involved in many prestigious architectural projects and a Life member of Pakistan Council of Architects& Town Planners and Institute of Architects Pakistan.

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Yishi Liu
University of California at Berkeley
Department of Architecture

Session III, 9/24/2010, 1:30-2:30

Yishi is currently a PhD candidate in architecture at UC Berkeley. Before coming to Berkeley, he received degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Tsinghua University. His current academic interests include modern Chinese architecture and urban history, vernacular building and the connection to ethnic and frontier policies, and practice of architectural preservation in contemporary China. His dissertation centers on the development of Changchun City, and is titled "Ambivalent Modernities: Urban Transformation and Social Changes of Changchun City, 1932-1957."

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William Magruder
Tongji University, Shanghai, China and Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

Session IV, 9/25/2010, 9:00-10:00

William is a student at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, and Tongji University in Shanghai, China, where he is studying urban planning and the conservation of built heritage. He has a Master's degree in cultural geography from the University of British Columbia in Canada and a Bachelor's degree in German from Bard College. His research interests include comparative preservation policy, the history of modern architecture, the representation of difficult histories in the built environment, and the politics of public participation in cultural heritage preservation/conservation.

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George McQueen
University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture; Latin American Studies

Session IV, 9/25/2010, 9:00-10:00

George McQueen has worked as a preservationist in a variety of capacities: from preservation carpentry with the National Park Service to developing local historic districts. Most recently he was an intern with US/ICOMOS in Ecuador, as a participant in their international exchange program. George is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a MA in Latin American Studies and a MS in Community & Regional Planning, with a Specialization in Historic Preservation. This paper is part of his thesis research on cultural heritage routes and landscapes.

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Joanie Meharry
University of Edinburgh
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Poster Session, 9/25/2010, 1:30-2:30

Joanie Meharry completed her MSc dissertation, Lost from Oxiana: The Looting and Destruction of the National Museum of Afghanistan, for the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Department at the University of Edinburgh in 2010. She also holds a BA in Political Science from Bates College. Joanie currently divides her time between Kabul and London.

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Zainab Mohammed
New York University

Session I, 9/24/2010, 9:00-10:00

Zainab Mohammed is the founder and director of IRAQ Heritage Watch, an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the cultural heritage of Iraq (the Land between Two Rivers) through monitoring, study and research, analysis, and presenting the value of the ancient heritage of Iraq as an integral part of our shard heritage in different forms.

Raised in Iraq, Zainab now lives in New York State. She earned her Bachelor in Archaeology from Baghdad University in 1993 and worked for 13 years in the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (Also known as the Iraq museum). She has recently earned her Master's degree in Museum Studies/ New York University 2010. She already held a Master's degree in Anthropology of Middle East from Stony Brook University 2006. Today Zainab work as a consultant with Columbia University, as well as manage her organization.

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Amy Elizabeth Neeser
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
School of Information

Poster Session, 9/25/2010, 1:30-2:30

Amy Elizabeth Neeser is a distance education graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee's School of Information Studies where she is studying information access and retrieval, metadata, and international librarianship. She holds her BAs from the University of Minnesota in German culture and global studies and is currently working as the Language Services, Publicity, and Technology Coordinator at the Germanic-American Institute, a non-profit educational and cultural institute in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Through her academic and professional experiences, she has developed strong interests in cross-cultural communication, cultural heritage preservation, open education, technological literacy, intellectual freedom, and new media studies. Amy will finish her MLIS this spring and plans to embark on doctoral studies next fall.

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Robert Ogle
University of Colorado at Denver
College of Architecture and Planning

Session III, 9/24/2010, 1:30-2:30

Robert W. Ogle is a PhD candidate in Design and Planning at the University of Colorado-Denver, College of Architecture and Planning and an associate of the Center of Preservation Research. He earned a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Kentucky, a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Bucks County Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Philadelphia University. Mr. Ogle currently serves as Dean of Career and Technical Education at Lamar Community College. Prior to joining Lamar, he was Associate Professor, founder and Director of the Historic Preservation programs for Colorado Mountain College. Before moving to Colorado, he served as Director of the Center for Historic Architecture and Preservation and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, at the University of Kentucky. He also served as Historic Preservation Program Development Director and Instructor for Bucks County Community College. His research interests include the economics of historic preservation and historic preservation pedagogy and curriculum development.

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Sheila Rabun
University of Oregon
Folklore

Poster Session, 9/25/2010, 1:30-2:30

S. J. Rabun is a graduate student in the University of Oregon's Folklore Program, specializing in Folklore, Sociology, and Environmental Studies. She is currently researching traditions of reciprocity between humans and the natural environment.

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Jamie Swim
University of Texas at Austin
School of Information

Session II, 9/24/2010, 10:30-12:00

Jamie Swim is a graduate student in the MS Information Studies program at the School of Information, University of Texas at Austin. She has been awarded the Marietta Daniels Shepard Presidential Endowed Scholarship for her research in Latin American librarianship. Jamie graduated from the University of Utah in 2008 with a BA in Linguistics and minors in Latin American Studies and Spanish. Her current research projects include Preservation of the Décima Tradition in Las Tunas, Cuba and a project in collaboration with the National Center for Women in Information Technology called Female IT Professionals in Brazil and Argentina.

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Amber Wiley
George Washington University
American Studies

Session V, 9/25/2010, 10:30-12:00

Amber N. Wiley is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the George Washington University specializing in architectural history, urban history, and African-American cultural studies. Her dissertation "Concrete Solutions: Architecture of Public High Schools During the 'Urban Crisis'" documents the creation of fortified yet programmatically innovative high schools in African-American communities in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. constructed between 1960 and 1980. It examines how educational policy, de-segregation, riots, urban renewal, and a growing consciousness of cultural empowerment influenced school designs. She argues that school construction was an act of local political and cultural authority, used as leverage for urban renewal programs to aid struggling communities. Amber received her BA in Architecture from Yale University, and her Master's in Architectural History and Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Virginia. She sits on the board of the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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