Aubrey Parke, Public Historian Oral history & community based archives
My goal is to be a resource for communities who want to uncover, re-imagine, and share their own stories. I study methods and practices for digital history, archives management, genealogy research, and oral history.
Currently, I am an M.A. student in Public History at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where I work as a graduate assistant. In the past, I have worked as an oral historian, archivist, and consulting firm analyst. I am passionate about immigration and refugee issues and spend much of my spare time volunteering with organizations like the Interfaith Welcome Coalition and RAICES. All my public history work pursues social justice, starting at the local and neighborhood level.
My home is and always will be San Antonio, Texas. I love showing people around my city, especially the San Antonio River and the four Spanish missions south of downtown. An avid reader, I also enjoy writing short fiction and poetry.