Taylor Schwarzkopf (2011)


Taylor Schwarzkopf is originally from Boise, Idaho. He is interested in the stories and lives of New York’s dwindling working and middle classes.  His work is currently focused on the histories of the men and women of the Transport Workers Union Local 100. Taylor is interested in adding to the collective body of 20th Century New York City and working class history through the lens of this particularly “New York” group.  He has been a New Yorker since 2003.

Lance Thurner (2008)

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Lance C. Thurner recently completed a PhD in Latin American History at Rutgers University with a dissertation addressing the production of medical knowledge, political subjectivities, and racial and national identities in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Mexico.  He is broadly interested in the methods and politics of applying a global perspective to the history of science and medicine and the role of the humanities in the age of the Anthropocene.  

Lance was recently named a National HWW Predoctoral Fellow for the Humanities without Walls consortium and is a regular contributor to the New Books Network podcast series on Science, Technology and Society.

Lance came to OHMA in 2008 after spending two years participating in the rebuilding process in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Building off that experience, his Masters Thesis addressed the possibilities for community-building and intersubjective exchange in the wake of climate change induced disaster.

Ryan White (2008)

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A native of suburban New Jersey, in 2000, Ryan White earned a BA from St Lawrence University in Multidisciplinary Studies focusing on the effects of Globalization in Latin America and Social Movements.  After graduating, he became deeply involved in what is referred to as the Anti-Globalization Movement from Vermont where he was living.  This is where his interest in radio and independent media began.  The interest in radio is what eventually lean him to Columbia's Oral History MA.  Ryan took his movement experience and applied it to his thesis which was based on interviews conducted with six individuals involved in that movement.  After graduating from Columbia, Ryan returned to his home in Portland, OR where he is in the process of developing a small oral history business.