Research

Books

Caswell, Michelle. Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. 

Peer-Reviewed Sole-Authored Publications

Caswell, Michelle. "The Future of the Painful Past: Archival Labor and the Materiality of the Digital in the South Asian American Digital Archive." Excavating Memory. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, forthcoming.

Caswell, Michelle. "Documenting South Asian American Struggles Against Racism: Community Archives in a Post-9/11 World." Powerful Times. London: Palgrave, 2014. (Accepted for publication, forthcoming).

Caswell, Michelle. “Toward a Survivor-Centered Approach to Human Rights Archives: Lessons from Community-Based Archives.” Archival Science, The Antonym of Forgetting: Human Rights Archives Special Issue. E-pub available ahead of print.

Caswell, Michelle. "Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives." Identity Palimpsests. Sacramento: Litwin Books, 2014.

Caswell, Michelle. “Rethinking Inalienability: Trusting Nongovernmental Archives in Transitional Societies.” American Archivist 76:1, 2013

Caswell, Michelle. “On Archival Pluralism: What Religious Pluralism (and Its Critics) Can Teach Us About Archives. Archival Science 13 (2013): ePub ahead of print.

Caswell, M. "Classifying Khmer Rouge Genocide: Archival Description, Ethnic Identity, and Accountability," Archiefkunde 12 (2012).

Caswell, M. "Using Classification to Convict the Khmer Rouge," Journal of Documentation 68:2 (2012): 162-184.

Caswell, M. "'Thank You Very Much, Now Give Them Back': Cultural Property and the Fight Over the Iraqi Baath Party Records," American Archivist 74: Spring/Summer 2011.

Caswell, M. "Hannah Arendt's World: Bureaucracy, Documentation, and Banal Evil," Archivaria 70: Fall 2010. 

Caswell, M. "Khmer Rouge Archives: Accountability, Truth, and Memory in Cambodia," Archival Science 10: 1-2, January 2010.

Caswell, M. "Instant Documentation: Cell Phone Generated Records in Archives," American Archivist 72:1: Spring/Summer 2009.

Caswell, M. "Irreparable Damage: Violence, Ownership, and Voice in an Indian Archive," Libri: International Journal of Library and Information Services 59:1: Spring 2009.

Peer-Reviewed Group-Authored Publications

Lorraine Dong, Joel Blanco Rivera, Michelle Caswell, Joanna Steele, “Examinations of Injustice: Methods for Studying Archives in a Human Rights Context,” book chapter in Research in the Archival Multiverse, forthcoming.  

Caswell, M and Samip Mallick. "Collecting the Easily Missed Stories: Digital Participatory Microhistories and the South Asian American Digital Archive," Archives and Manuscripts, 2014.

 Caswell, M., Broman, G., Kirmer, J., Martin, L., Sowry, N. "Implementing a Social Justice Framework in an Introduction to Archives Course: Lessons from Both Sides of the Classroom." InterActions 8(2): 2002.

Pluralizing the Archival Curriculum Group, Archival Education and Research Institute, "Educating for the Archival Multiverse," American Archivist 74: Spring/Summer 2011.

Eschenfelder, K.E., Caswell, M. "Digital Cultural Collection in an Age of Reuse and Remixes," First Mondays 15:1, November 2010. 

Select Other Publications

Caswell, M. "Using Archival Description to Foster Accountability," The Witness Blog, October 2010.

Caswell, M. "Publish or Perish?" Midwest Archives Conference Newsletter, January 2010.

Caswell, M. "A Bad Day in Cambodia," IntheFray.org, March 4, 2007.

Caswell, M. "Whose Music Is It Anyway? A Review of Why White Kids Love Hip Hop," IntheFray.org, December 5, 2005.

Select Presentations

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Discussant. "Provoking the Provocateur: A Response to Verne Harris's 'Archivation and Deconstruction: A Provocation,'" Collecting Ideas, the Idea of Collecting. German Literature Archives, Marbach, Germany, May 16-18, 2013. 

Caswell, Michelle. "The Commodification of Memory in Post-Intervention Cambodia." Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, San Diego, March 25, 2013. Sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies. 

Caswell, Michelle. “Digital Diasporas and Post-Custodial Possibilities: Building the South Asian American Digital Archive.” International Conference on New Media, Memories, History, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, October 5-6, 2012.


Caswell, Michelle. “Independent Community-Based Archives: Opportunities and Challenges.” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, San Diego, August 11, 2012. Accepted for presentation, forthcoming.



Caswell, Michelle. Plenary: “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Archival Studies: Lessons from Religious Studies.” Archives Education and Research Institute, UCLA, July 11, 2012.



Caswell, Michelle. “Digitizing the Diaspora.” Center for International Studies, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, February 8, 2012.



Caswell, Michelle. “Memory in the Diaspora: South Asian American Digital Archive Community Forum.” Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, February 7, 2012. 


Caswell, M. “Bearing Witness: Silence and Agency in Archives of Khmer Rouge Mug Shots.” Association for Library and Information Science Education, Dallas, TX, January 17-20, 2012.

Caswell, M. “‘It Will Never Be Erased’: What Khmer Rouge Mug Shots Teach Us About Teaching Genocide.” World History Association Symposium, Siem Reap, Cambodia, January 2-4, 2012.

Caswell, M. "Witnessing the Archives: How to Look at Khmer Rouge Mug Shots." Archives Education and Research Institute, Simmons College, Boston, MA, July 12, 2011.

Caswell, M. “Khmer Rouge Photographs: Text, Context, and the Archive as Agent.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, March 31, 2011.

Eschenfelder, K.E. and Caswell, M. “Digital Cultural Collections in an Age of Reuse and Remixes.” American Society for Information Science and Technology 2010 Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 
October 26, 2010.

Caswell, M. “Classifying Khmer Rouge Genocide: Archival Description, Ethnic Identity, and 
Accountability,” Human Rights and Archives/ Formation of the Nation State and National Identity. 
Archives without Borders International Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, August 31, 2010.

Caswell, M. “Preserving Khmer Rouge Archives: International Cooperation and Accountability in Cambodia,” Preserving and Digitizing Records in the Developing World: Trust, Accountability, and International Cooperation, Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 
August 14, 2010.
           
Caswell, M. “‘Research Heals’: Trusting Khmer Rouge Digital Archives,” Digitizing Records in the Developing World, Forum on Archives and Records Management Education Research, Oxford 
University, England, July 6, 2010.

Caswell, M. “Archives and the Construction of Collective Memory in Cambodia,” Renegotiating 
Principles and Practices. Archival Education and Research Institute, The University of Michigan 
School of Information, June 24, 2010.

Caswell, M. “Getting Published and Other Resume Builders,” So You Think You Can Land a Job in This Economy? Midwest Archives Conference, Chicago, IL, April 24, 2010.

Caswell, M. “The Preservation of Khmer Rouge Documents: Environment, Security, and International Cooperation.” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, July 11, 2009.

Caswell, M. “Academic Publishing: Of Proposals and Editors.” The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for 21st Century Studies, April 24, 2009.
           
Caswell, M. “Instant Documentation: Cell Phone Generated Records in Archives.” The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies, Student Research Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18, 2008.