[Workshop Reflection] Subjectivity, Authority, and the Uses of Oral History

On April 11th, OHMA students were given the opportunity to interview Sarah Mountz, a scholar and advocate of LGBTQ youth in child welfare systems.  The talk was part of OHMA’s year-long oral history workshop class, in which students meet with oral historians, activists, scholars, journalists and others who incorporate oral history into their work. During the hour-long session, the students asked questions on several topics, including subjectivity, authority, and the role oral history can play in academia and social work.  Some highlights from the session have been provided below.