On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the Columbia Center for Oral History and the Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) program were delighted to co-host Sibylla Brodzinsky and Max Schoening, editors of the latest Voice of Witness title Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence. Students of the Oral History Master of Arts program had the chance to sit down with Max and Sibylla for a Q&A session which covered several fascinating topics, including how they started this project, their interviewing methodologies, the book editing process, and their responsibilities to their narrators.
Listen to the Q&A below:
This session was recorded and edited by OHMA students Kyana Moghadam and Sam Robson:
Kyana is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Oral History at Columbia University. Originally from the East Bay, California, she is excited to be in New York collecting and editing life histories of Iranian Americans.
Sam holds a B.A. from Carleton College in history, focusing on Africa and its Diaspora. A current student in the Oral History Master of Arts program, he is interested in experiences of U.S. hegemony in Central America.