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Jane Field

Texas After Violence Project
Project Coordinator and Community Archivist
Austin, Texas
Jane Field is the Project Coordinator and Archivist for the Texas After Violence Project. She began at TAVP as a volunteer in 2016, when she processed and digitized a collection of historical records about the death penalty in Texas during the era of the electric chair. In her current position, she manages the oral history collection and oversees TAVP’s partnership with the Human Rights Documentation Initiative. Her interests include community memory, narrative storytelling, and anti-oppression memory work documenting legacies of violence in the American south. She has presented at the Oral History Association, Texas Conference on Digital Libraries, Texas Inmates Family Association, and led workshops on conducting trauma oral histories and multimedia storytelling. She has a BA in literature from Bard College and an MSIS from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin.