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Lydia Curliss

Lydia Curliss

PhD Student
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Lydia Curliss is a PhD student at the iSchool at UMD and member of the Nipmuc Nation (Massachusetts). Her research interests include Indigenous knowledge, archival collections, accessibility, ethical care of Indigenous collections, and community based archival and research practices. She is interested in researching the infrastructures of Tribal community archives, and rematriation of archival collections back to Tribal communities. She has been involved in various projects focused on Indigenous collections, communities, and access, including the Stolen Relations Project at Brown University and Reclaiming Heritage (a project funded by the Omohundro Institute, in conjunction with the American Antiquarian Society). She holds both a MLS and MIS from Indiana University, and a BA in Geology from Oberlin College.