An Aspiring: Archivist // Historian // Librarian
Cassie Tanks is an aspiring archivist, historian, and public humanist. She is currently a World History PhD Student at Northeastern University. Cassie earned a BA in History at San Diego State University, where she gained research interest in the digital humanities, Cold War, and liberation. She expanded upon her interests at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a MS in Library Science and was selected as a Carolina Academic Library Association associate. At UNC, Cassie developed the UNC Story Archive, published ““Can You Hear Me OK?”: Launching a Story Based Archive During COVID-19” in the Visual Resources Association journal, and developed an exhibit, “Queerolina: A spatial exploration of LGBTQiA+ experiences through oral history” with Hooper Schultz. She also is a research assistant for Dr. Angel David Nieves and his 3D spatial history publication, Apartheid Heritage(s).
Cassie is pursuing a PhD in World History at Northeastern University where she hopes to deepen her engagement with public facing historical and archival work, as well as explore the histories of para-militarism and liberation struggles during the Cold War.
She is developing the “After the War” project with a team of academic, community, and student collaborators. The Mellon Foundation and the University of New Hampshire have awarded a Public Humanities seed grant, which Cassie will use to pilot this multi-media project.
Connect with her through her brief on Twitter at @CassieConnected.