Cynthia Tobar

Assistant Professor/Head of Archives at Bronx Community College

Oral historian, Archivist, Metadata specialist.

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Academic Interests

[memory studies], [performing arts], [gender studies], [identity politics], documenting [social movements] and [student activism], [oral history] and [storytelling], [media] and [print culture], [digitization]/[new media], access issues for [visual materials], [metadata standards] and their evolving role in the [Semantic Web] environment, management of [digital objects].


M.L.S., Certificate in Archival Management, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.

M.A., Political Science, New School for Social Research.

B.A., English, Hunter College.

  • Assistant Professor, Head of ArchivesLibraryBronx Community College
“Documenting the Untold Stories of Feminist Activists at Welfare Rights Initiative: A Digital Oral History Archive Project.” Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Movements and Beyond, ed. Morrone, Melissa. Library Juice Press, 2014.

“Speaking As One: Supporting Open Access with Departmental Resolutions,” with Madeline Cohen, Maura Smale, Jill Cirasella, and Jessie Daniels, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 2(1): 2013,

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