Fletcher Bach

kristen iemma

archivist | doctoral candidate


kristen iemma is a doctoral candidate in the American Studies Department at Brown University. Her research, informed by her own archival practice, addresses twentieth and twenty-first century state record keeping practices in the U.S. and contends with questions of representation, epistemology, empire, and memory. Her projects have also engaged with issues of information justice, digital rights, and privacy.


PhD Candidate, American Studies, Brown University, 2017 —

MA Public Humanities, Brown University, 2019

MS Library & Information Science, Pratt Institute, 2017

Advanced Certificate, Archives

Advanced Certificate, Digital Humanities

BA Anthropology, University of Vermont, 2010



Insufficient Memories

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, Tiny Exhibit, Brown University. Co-Curator. March 2019.

Mending the Break: Repair, Reconnection, Representation.

Lower Lobby Art Gallery, Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Brown University. Co-Curator. May 2018.

selected archives experience

Brooklyn Museum

Library of Congress -American Folklife Center

BAM [Brookly Academy of Music]

Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art