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Kathy Carbone

IS Lecturer; Postdoctoral Scholar
Kathy Carbone
Kathy Carbone
IS Lecturer; Postdoctoral Scholar

Carbone’s interests broadly focus on intersections between archives, contemporary art, and activism, with particular emphasis on documenting and preserving art practice driven by human rights and social justice agendas and using archives as strategies and tools for expressive resistance and community building.

Research Center


  • Ph.D., Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MLIS, Academic Librarianship, Kent State University
  • MA, Modern Dance and Music, Ohio University
  • BFA, Modern Dance, Ohio University

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Contemporary art practice and archives
  • Documenting and archiving performance
  • Archives and human rights
  • Forced migration, art, and memory

Select Publications

  • Carbone, Kathy. “Archival Art: Memory Practices, Interventions, and Productions.” Curator: The Museum Journal 63, no.2 (2020): 257-263.
  • Carbone, Kathy. “A Collection and its Many Relations and Contexts: Constructing an Object Biography of the Police Historical/Archival Investigative Files.” Journal of Documentation 76, no.3 (2020): 753-767.
  • Gilliland, Anne J. and Kathy Carbone. “An Analysis of Warrant for Rights in Records for Refugees.” The International Journal of Human Rights 24, no.4 (2020):483-508.
  • Carbone, Kathy. “Surveillance to Art: ‘Flipping Around the Paranoia,’” in “Information/Control: Control in the Age of Post-Truth,” eds. James Lowry, Stacy E. Wood, and Andrew J. Lau. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 2, no. 2 (2019).