Fletcher Bach

kristen iemma

archivist | student


kristen iemma is a PhD student in American Studies at Brown University. She holds an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University and an MSLIS from Pratt Institute. Her research addresses 20th & 21st century state record keeping practices in the U.S. and contends with attendant questions of representation, authority, and memory transmission. Her projects have also engaged with issues of information justice, digital rights, and privacy.


Brown University · PhD American Studies

Entered 2017

Brown University · MA Public Humanities


Pratt Institute · MS Library & Information Science

2017 [with Distinction]

Advanced Certificate, Archives

Advanced Certificate, Digital Humanities

University of Vermont · BA Anthropology




Stakeholder Interviews and Academic Collections: Expanding the Audience for University Holdings

Presented at the Society of American Archivists Research Forum. August 2018.

Library Publics: Visualizing the Ocean State Libraries Consortium

Presented at the Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences 2018 Summer GIS Institute, Brown University. June 2018.

Fake News: A Discourse Analysis

Presented at the Cultural Studies Association, Washington D.C. May 2017.

NAGPRA, Cultural Heritage, and Twenty-One Years of Repatriation

Presented at InfoShow, Pratt Institute, New York. May 2017. Invitational.

On Forming Identities: Archival Representation and Self-Making in Palestine

Presented at InfoShow, Pratt Institute, New York. May 2016. Invitational.


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


  • archiving
  • Collective Access
  • PastPerfect
  • Microsoft Access
  • mapping
  • CartoDB
  • Tableau Public
  • ArcGIS
  • programming
  • HTML + CSS
  • MySQL
  • Python