Nicki Pombier Berger (2010)


Nicki Pombier Berger is an oral historian, educator and interdisciplinary artist. As a freelance oral historian, she works primarily at the intersection of disability and social change, through projects such as the TILL Living Legacy ProjectHere: Stories from Selinsgrove and KenCrest, and Nothing About Us Without UsNicki currently teaches at the New School for Drama, and has taught oral history workshops at, among other venues, Columbia University, Bethel University's New York Center for Art and Media Studies, and Oral History Summer School, where she taught sessions on Mixed Ability interviewing in 2015. She is the Founding Editor of Underwater New York, a digital arts journal of writing, art, and music inspired by the waterways of New York City and the objects submerged within them, for which she has curated events and excursions in all five boroughs. Since spring 2015, Nicki has been a Research Fellow on the Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. From 2010-2013, she worked at StoryCorps, where she led the National Teachers Initiative and worked on the youth development program StoryCorpsU. She has a Bachelor of Science in the Foreign Service from Georgetown University (2001), a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College (2009), and a Master of Arts in Oral History from Columbia University (2013). She invites you to join her in Risk Listening, an oral history experiment. More at