Raíces Welcomes Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan to the Crew

by Nicole Wines

Raíces Cultural Center is thrilled to announce that Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan will be joining the Raíces Crew as the head of the Digital Archive Advisory Board.

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan teaches public and US history at Rutgers University New Brunswick, where she coordinates the undergraduate public history program. She holds a PhD in US History from the University of Leicester and an MA in Modern History from Queens University Belfast. O’Brassill-Kulfan is a SHEAR fellow at the Library Company of Philadelphia and Historical Society of Pennsylvania for 2017-18, and has previously worked as an archivist and research analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, and with museums, archives, and libraries in the US and the UK curating exhibits, managing archival collections, and creating inclusive public programming. She is currently completing a manuscript titled Illicit Mobility: Vagrancy, Poverty, and Movement in the Early American Republic, forthcoming from New York University Press.

With her experience in public history and digital archives, we are looking forward to having her on board, helping us to expand our own digital archive in an impactful way. Dr. O’Brassill-Kulfan has already jumped into action, helping us to identify our first archive intern from the History Department of Rutgers University for the spring semester of 2018. We are looking forward to growing our Raíces Digital Archive with Dr. O’Brassill-Kulfan as part of the team.

Welcome to the Raíces Crew!