Oral History interviewing is an incredibly gratifying experience, but having someone share their most cherished memories with you also comes with a lot of responsibilities. Through this course, you will learn interview techniques and best practices to sustain this work. You will learn about subjectivity and intersubjectivity, self-care for the interviewer, and how to frame questions so narrators can tell their story on their own terms. At the same time, you will learn to set professional boundaries to hold both you and your narrators with care.
Skills: Analytical Thinking, Cultural Literacy, Diversity, Empathy, Oral History, Research, Resilience
Time: Non-Credit: 3 hours
Level: College, Graduate, Professional Development