Episode 3: Michelle Caswell

Michelle Caswell

Michelle Caswellassociate professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the cofounder of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), discusses her research and writing process for her book, Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia, in an interview in July 2018.



Episode Extras

Archiving the Unspeakable

In Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia, Michelle Caswell traces the history of the bureaucratic recordkeeping regime of the Khmer Rouge and examines the ways in which these photographs are testaments of archival silence and agency. The book received the SAA Waldo Gifford Leland Award for best publication in 2015 and was a finalist for the ICAS Book Prize, given by the International Convention of Asia Scholars. The book is available from the University of Wisconsin Press.

Leave a Reply