• Jennifer Douglas
  • Mya Ballin
  • Jessica Lapp

Author Biographies

Jennifer Douglas

Jennifer Douglas is an associate professor at the School of Information, University of British Columbia, on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam) First Nation, where she teaches courses on archival arrangement and description, personal and community archives, and research methodologies. Her research is focused on the creation and representation of personal archives.

Mya Ballin

Mya Ballin recently completed her dual master’s degrees in archival studies and library and information studies at the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam) First Nation. She currently lives on the lands of the Ramaytush and Tamyen Ohlone in what is now known as Mountain View, California. In her research, Mya is interested in exploring how records inform and interplay with personal and cultural identity/ies, particularly by examining the relationships between government records and the lives of adoptees and Care Leavers. She is the recipient of the 2022 Archivaria Gordon Dodds Prize.

Jessica Lapp

Jessica Lapp completed her PhD at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information in 2020. Her research conceptualizes feminist records creation, expanded notions of provenance and records attribution, and the creation and circulation of digital records of feminist organizing. She continues to live and work in Tkaronto, which for thousands of years has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

How to Cite
Douglas, Jennifer, Mya Ballin, and Jessica Lapp. 2022. “Introduction”. Archivaria 94 (December), 5-21.