Cynthia Tobar

Assistant Professor/Head of Archives at Bronx Community College

Oral historian, Archivist, Artist

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Academic Interests

documenting social movements and student activism; oral history and storytelling, socially-engaged art; community-based archiving; equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism in higher education


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

Tobar, C. (2016) “Draw the Line.” The New Inquiry. 49, Feb. 2016. 20-23.

Tobar, C. (2014) Capturing Dissident Voices: Grass-roots Organizing and Working-Class Feminist Activism at Welfare Rights Initiative. In Morrone, M. (Ed), Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond (An Edited Collection).* Duluth: Library Juice Press.

Cohen, M., Smale, M., Cirasella, J., Tobar, C., and Daniels, J. (2013) “Speaking As One: Supporting Open Access with Departmental Resolutions”. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 2 (1). 

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