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Brooke Blackmon Bryan


Dean of Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education; Associate Professor of Writing, Aesthetics & Digital Studies

Office: 937-319-0099
Location: 208 McGregor Hall

Brooke Blackmon Bryan serves as the Dean for Cooperative, Experiential, and International Education and Associate Professor of Writing, Aesthetics & Digital Studies at Antioch College. Her teaching engages the philosophy of experience with methods of oral history, multimodal composition, and contemporary practice. With a background in journalism, she often works with students to compose public scholarship and multimedia exhibits.

Brooke directs the initiatives of the Cooperative Education program, manages the Antioch Works network of campus-based student jobs, and is tasked with building new models for experiential education and the applied liberal arts on the occasion of Co-op’s centennial anniversary. She convenes the Antioch Associated Press project team— a collective of students practicing multichannel storytelling across platforms such as anti-watt radio, Oral History in the Liberal Arts digital repositories, Antiochiana Digital Archives, and the student journal Antioch Engaged

For five years, she directed Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA) for the Great Lakes Colleges Association, an initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support faculty-mentored undergraduate fieldwork in the humanities and humanistic sciences. OHLA funded 62 projects across 26 institutions in the Midwest and through transnational and global partnerships. Resources and searchable interview projects can be accessed in the consortial repository at ohla.info.

Her research explores how the art object happens (comes into being), can be handled, is allowed to perish (or be used up), or how such an object could be ‘saved’ or preserved. This research currently focuses on the American Quilt, which has been brought under the phantasm of art in recent decades, and thereby under the purview of the museum and contemporary conversation thinking. Taking up a critique of new materialisms while engaging concerns that span Bergson, Heidegger, and Deleuze, this research seeks the iterative and the incorporeal in such varied and diverse art practices as Japanese Boro, African American quilts collected by Eli Leon and recently accessioned by the Berkeley Art Museum, the making and remaking of the Grand Ise Shrine, the restoration practices of classic car enthusiasts, and the tin encasements commissioned to encase traditional wheaten wreaths by artist Ana Lupas.

She heats with wood in an 1842 homestead with 3 teenagers, 5 dogs, 23 chickens, one bunny, and a parrot, where she shares her textile studios with a toolmaker.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (ABD 2021)
  • M.A., Humanities— Oral History Methodology & Sound Studies, Antioch University, 2013
  • B.A., Humanities— World Classics, Antioch University, 2009

AWARDS

  • Post-Secondary Teaching Award, Oral History Association (2017)
  • Faculty Excellence in Service Award, SOCHE (2017)
  • Osman C. Hooper In-Depth Reporting Award, Ohio Newspaper Association (2010 and 2011)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

PEDAGOGICAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Bryan, Brooke. “Oral History in the Liberal Arts: A community-based teaching & learning program using tools for digital scholarship & storytelling.” Consortium for Teaching and Learning, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2018. Retrieved from http://glcateachlearn.org/oral-history-in-the-liberal-arts-a-community-based-teaching-learning-program-using-tools-for-digital-scholarship-storytelling/.
  • Bryan, Brooke. “Interviewing 101: A few resources for teaching undergrads how to interview for Public-facing Digital Projects. Within One Term.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2016. Retrieved from http://ohla.info/interviewing-101-a-few-resources-for-teaching-undergrads-how-to-interview-for-public-facing-digital-projects-within-one-term/.
  • Bryan, Brooke. “After the Interview: On Workflow & Choosing a Digital Tool to Visualize, Organize, and Publish Interview Collections.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2016. Retrieved from http://ohla.info/visualizing-organizing-publishing-interview-collections/.
  • Bryan, Brooke. “A Liberal Sort of Learning: Phenomenological Oral History and the Empirical Humanities.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2016. Retrieved from http://ohla.info/a-liberal-sort-of-learning-phenomenological-oral-history-and-the-empirical-humanities/.
  • Bryan, Brooke. “On capturing the full scope of an evanescent vapor. With an audio recorder.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2015. Retrieved from: http://ohla.info/on-capturing-the-full-scope-of-an-evanescent-vapor-with-an-audio-recorder/.
  • Bryan, Brooke. ‘High Stakes’ Experiential Learning on Co-op: Four Antioch College Students Show Digital Projects at Oral History Association ’15. Oral History in the Liberal Arts, Great Lakes Colleges Association, 2016. Retrieved from http://ohla.info/high-impact-oral-history-antioch/.

COURSES TAUGHT @ ANTIOCH COLLEGE

  • COOP 245-03: Co-op Field Experience: Work-Being (Writing Subject-Object)
  • COOP 390: Co-op Field Experience: Phenomenologies of Place
  • EXPR 251: Antioch Community Action
  • EXPR 251: Antioch Community Research
  • GS 210: Global Seminar on Water and GS 210: Global Seminar Continuing Studies: Borderlands
  • ENG 251: Expository Writing: Personal Scholarly Narrative 
  • ENG 351: Advanced Expository Writing: Long-form Creative Nonfiction
  • CLCN 145: Community Reporting 
  • ARTS 395: Visual and Critical Studies Seminar and ARTS 494: Senior Seminar: Studio Practice & Critique
  • LIT 299: Professional & Technical Writing and ENG 101/105 English Composition: Content and Form
  • WORK 150: Work Portfolio I— On Working 
  • WORK 331: Sound, Sight, Sentiment: Phenomenologies of Place
  • WORK 425: Humanities Fieldwork: Oral History & Digital Scholarship
  • WORK 475: Extended Field Experience

RECENT SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

  • Panelist/Workshop Lead. History Design Lab Institute. January 6-7, 2020, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. Invited.
  • Panelist. “From Historical Inquiry to Happenings of Being: Oral History as Phenomenological Praxis & Pedagogy” in Positionality, Perspective, and Praxis: Reflections and New Directions in Interviewing” panel. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, October 16-20, 2019.
  • Guest Lecturer. “Tactical Outreach and Interview Strategies for Community Fieldwork” in Diversity in the Heartland, Professor Ric Sheffield. Kenyon College, October 1, 2019. Invited.
  • Guest Lecturer. “Informed Consent and Oral History Fieldwork in Documentary Studies” in Cross Cultural Encounters in Cinema course, Professor Catalina Jordan Alvarez. Antioch College, September 19, 2019. Invited.
  • Workshop lead: “Into to Digital Tools: StoryMaps with Brooke Bryan.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, July 11, 2019.
  • Presenter. “After the Interview— Workflows for Data Management & Indexing for Scholarly Access.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, July 11, 2019.
  • Presenter, “The Art of the Interview: A Tactical Approach to an Abbreviated Life Story Methodology.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, July 10, 2019.
  • Presenter. “Project Planning: Developing Project Statements, Consent Forms, Public-facing Project Pages & Outreach Plans” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. July 10, 2019.
  • Presenter. “Digital Oral History as Community-Based Learning— Innovations, Complications, Art” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Institute. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. July 9, 2019.
  • Presenter. “Pedagogical Frameworks for High Impact Community-Based Learning.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 28, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “Place-Based Multimedia Projects with StoryMaps & Storymaps JS.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 28, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “Advancing your Scholarly Agenda with the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS).” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 28, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “After the Interview— Workflows for Data Management & a Flash Intro to
  • Digital Tools for the OHLA Method.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop. Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 28, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “Field Recording Basics for Interviewers: Getting Good Sound.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 27, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “The Art of the Interview: A Tactical Approach to an Abbreviated Life Story
  • Methodology.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 27, 2019. Invited.
  • Presenter. “Digital Oral History as Community-Based Learning.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop. Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 26, 2019. Invited.
  • Panelist. “An Introduction to Doing Oral History in the Liberal Arts.” Oral History in the Liberal Arts Workshop, Global Liberal Arts Alliance International Oral History Institute. American University of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 26, 2019. Invited.
  • Panelist. “Community Engaged Learning and the Future of Higher Education: Rust-Belt Responses” with chair Steven S. Volk. American Association of Colleges and Universities annual meeting, Raising Our Voices: Reclaiming the Narrative on the Value of Higher Education. January 25, 2019.
  • Presenter, “Digital Tools for Content Management & Computation.” Deree College- the American College of Greece. Athens, Greece, June 21, 2018. Invited.
  • Presenter, “Digital Oral History in Higher Education: Innovations & Complications.” Deree College- the American College of Greece. Athens, Greece, June 21, 2018. Invited.
  • Presenter, “Oral History in the Liberal Arts as a Framework for Digital Liberal Arts Collaboration.” Engaging Liberal Learning Through Global Partnerships, Global Liberal Arts Alliance Annual Meeting. Ifrane, Morocco, March 2018. Invited.
  • Chair, “Countering Official Narratives: Oral History and Social Justice” with Dr. Noriko Sugimori, Kalamazoo College and Dr. Ernest Cole, Hope College. Oral History and Student Engagement with Displaced Communities, Global Liberal Arts Alliance Oral History Workshop with Oberlin College & American University of Nigeria. Oberlin College, OH, October 2017. Invited.
  • Presenter, “Informed Consent as a Guiding Logic of Oral History Research and the Ethical Challenges of Digital Archives.” Oral History and Student Engagement with Displaced Communities, Global Liberal Arts Alliance Oral History Workshop with Oberlin College & American University of Nigeria. Oberlin College, OH, October 2017. Invited.
  • Chair, “Student-Engaged Oral History Research Under the Guidance of GLCA Faculty and Staff.” Oral History and Student Engagement with Displaced Communities, Global Liberal Arts Alliance Oral History Workshop with Oberlin College & American University of Nigeria. Oberlin College, OH, October 2017. Invited.
  • Panelist, “GLCA Research and Pedagogical Models: Oral History in the Liberal Arts” with Dr. Adrian Bautista, Meghan Mitchell, Dr, Ian McMillen, Dr. Ken Grossi, and Dr. Tania Boster. Oral History and Student Engagement with Displaced Communities, Global Liberal Arts Alliance Oral History Workshop with Oberlin College & American University of Nigeria. Oberlin College, OH, October 2017. Invited.

 

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

  • [CO-ORGANIZING SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19]: International Orality & Oral History Institute. Global Liberal Arts Alliance. Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Quito, Ecuador, June 2020.
  • Conference Co-Organizer, with Dr. Simon Gray of Great Lakes Colleges Association. Global Liberal Arts Alliance Oral History Workshop. American University of Bulgaria, June 25-July 2, 2019.
  • Conference Organizer. Oral History in the Liberal Arts Summer Institute: A workshop supporting community-based learning with oral history & digital storytelling. Antioch College, July 9-13 2019.
  • Conference co-Organizer, with Prof. Ric Sheffield of Kenyon College. Oral History in the Liberal Arts Summer Institute: A workshop supporting community-based learning with oral history & digital storytelling. Kenyon College, July 2018.
  • Conference co-organizer, Oral History in the Liberal Arts Faculty Development Intensive. With Tania Boster (Oberlin) and Chryssa Zachou (Head of the Department of Sociology, Deree College-the American College of Greece). June 21, 2018.
  • Conference co-organizer, with Professor Dierdre Johnston. “Oral History in the Liberal Arts Introductory Regional Workshop: Community-based Learning through Interview Fieldwork and Digital Scholarship” Hope College, Holland, MI. May 2018.
  • Conference Co-Organizer, with Professor Ric Sheffield of Kenyon College. Oral History in the Liberal Arts Summer Institute: A workshop supporting community-based learning with oral history & digital storytelling. Kenyon College, July 2017.

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