Learning from the Past: An Archival Exploration of Bowdoin's Racial History with Pamela Zabala '17

Learning from the Past: An Archival Exploration of Bowdoin's Racial History with Pamela Zabala '17

by Hawthorne Longfellow Library

Educational/Awareness Community Building Community Social Justice Alumni Research

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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In this presentation, Pamela Zabala highlights the role of archival research in her 2017 honors project on incidents of racial bias at Bowdoin. She will discuss how access to archival materials allowed her to contextualize the incidents at the center of her project within the broader historical context of race and racism at Bowdoin. She will also discuss some of her current graduate research on race and discuss the pros and cons of using archives in sociological research.



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