Congratulations to Dr. Katrina Srigley, associate professor of history, on the publication of a new book that she edited with Dr. Stacey Zembrzycki and Dr. Franca Iacovetta, Beyond Women’s Words: Feminisms and the Practices of Oral History in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge).
The book unites feminist scholars, artists, and community activists working with the stories of women and other historically marginalized subjects to address the contributions and challenges of doing feminist oral history.
Feminists who work with oral history methods want to tell stories that matter. They know, too, that the telling of those stories—the processes by which they are generated and recorded, and the different contexts in which they are shared and interpreted—also matters—a lot. Using Sherna Berger Gluckand Daphne Patai’s classic text, Women’s Words, as a platform to reflect on how feminisms, broadly defined, have influenced, and continue to influence, the wider field of oral history, this remarkable collection brings together an international, multi-generational, and multidisciplinary line-up of authors whose work highlights the great variety in understandings of, and approaches to, feminist oral histories.