Caswell, Michelle. “Countering Archival Precarity Through Paid Internships: The UCLA/ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Internship Program,” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, on-demand session, July 2021.

Caswell, Michelle. “Wages for Intern Work: The Impact of the UCLA/ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Paid Internship Program,” Society of California Archivists, April 29, 2021.

Larmon, Oraison H. “Assessing the Impact of Paid Internships: Archival Labor in Community Archives .” Society of American Archivists, Austin, Texas. August 3, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle. “History By Us, For Us: Defining Community Archives.” Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries Project. University of California-Irvine. July 18, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle. “Assessing the Affective Impact of Community Archives: Introducing the Toolkit” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, July 12, 2019.

Larmon, Oraison H. “Paid Archival Internships: Community, Precarity, and Sustainability.” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, July 12, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Presenter and Workshop Facilitator. “Assessing and Leveraging the Impact of Archives.” Great Lakes Regional Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures. Partnership Grant Workshop on Impact. March 27, 2019. Black River Wilderness Park, Rama First Nation, Canada.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Panel Participant. “From Community to Curriculum: Translating Social Responsibility into Archival Education.” Simmons University, Boston, April 12, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Panel Participant. “The Material Conditions of the Historic Surprise,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, April 6, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Talk. “Assessing the Emotional Impact of Community Archives: Using the Toolkit,” Memory Lab Network (IMLS-funded public library consortium), Webinar, February 26, 2019.

Caswell, Michelle, Joyce Gabiola, and Jessica Tai. “New Theories in Community Archives: Time, Access, Community, and Agency,” Digital Libraries Forum, Las Vegas, NV, October 15, 2018.

Caswell, Michelle. “Now More Than Ever: Archivists Against History Repeating Itself,” Invite Talk, Penn State University, Information + Humanities Conference, September 21, 2018. 

Caswell, Michelle. “Now More Than Ever: Community Archives and the Political Urgency of Memory Work,” Invited Keynote, U.K and Ireland Archives and Records Association Annual Meeting, August 30, 2018. 

Gabiola, Joyce. “Internalized Symbolic Annihilation and Emotional Labor,” presentation at Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium, Simmons College, Boston, MA, July 20, 2018.

Caswell, Michelle. “History By Us, For Us: Defining Community Archives,” Invited lecture. University of California-Irvine Library, Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries Project, July 9, 2018. 

Gabiola, Joyce. “Community Archives and Internalized Symbolic Annihilation,” Invited talk. University of California-Irvine Library, Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries Project, July 9, 2018.

Caswell, Michelle, Joyce Gabiola and Gracen Brilmyer. “Community Archives: New Theories of Impact, Space, and Community,” Lambda Archives of San Diego, CA, June 21, 2018.

Gabiola, Joyce. “On the Right to be Forgotten: Internalized Symbolic Annihilation,” National Forum on Ethics and Archiving the Web, The New Museum, NYC, March 23, 2018.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Talk. “Seeing Yourself in History with Community-Based Archives.” Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2018.

Caswell, Michelle. “Archival Disruptions in Time.” Activism and Archives Panel.  American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, November 10, 2017. 

Caswell, Michelle. “Teaching Communities Critically.” Diversifying the Digital Community Archives Forum. New York University. October 19, 2017.

Caswell, Michelle. Invited Talk. “Archivists Against History Repeating Itself: Toward a Liberatory Now.” CUNY Graduate Center. October 18, 2017.

Caswell, Michelle and Joyce Gabiola, “’Are You A Spy?’: The Methodological Challenges of Studying Community Archives,” Society of American Archivists Research Forum, Portland, OR, July 25, 2017.

Caswell, Michelle, Joyce Gabiola and Jimmy Zavala. “Imagining Transformative Spaces: The Personal-Political Sites of Community Archives.” Archival Education and Research Institute, University of Toronto, July 13, 2017. 


Presenter: “Archiving Vietnamese American Community History “Vanguard University Summer Bridge Program, June 20, 2023

Presenter: “Archives of Vietnamese Americans,” National Endowment for the Humanities Higher Education Faculty Institute on the Vietnam War, Coastline College, June 13, 2023

Presenter: “Community-centered Stewardship: The Southeast Asian Archive,” Harvard Schlesinger Library AAPI Heritage Month Virtual Workshop, May 8, 2023

Workshop facilitator: “Antiracism in Library Instruction,” California Academic Research Libraries (CARL); Southern California Instructional Librarians (SCIL), Virtual, May 5, 2023

Presenter: “Cho tôi biết thêm/Tell me More: Oral history and Archival Interventions,” New Directions in Vietnamese American Studies, UCLA, March 9, 2023

Author Talk: “A People’s Guide to Archives and Ethnic Studies,” UCI Libraries Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center, March 2, 2023

Presenter: “Voice, Language, Story—Oral History Collections,” Smithsonian Institution and Bishop Museum workshop on Connecting Communities and Collections: Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Stewardship, Japanese American National Museum, October 2022 

Presenter: “Community Archives: Expanding our Circles of Care in Academia,” Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists Continuing Education Virtual event, June 27, 2022 

Workshop facilitator: “Oral History,” Orange County Public Libraries, May 10, 2022

Storyteller: “Thuy Vo Dang: Curator/Archivist,” The Vietnamese with Kenneth Nguyen podcast, May 6, 2022

Keynote speaker: “Pushing archives to C.A.R.E.: the potential of community-centered archives practice to transform our institutions,” Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting, May 2, 2022

Presenter, “Fostering Transformation: Ethnic Studies as Critical Intervention for Primary Source Pedagogy,“ ACRL Ethnic Studies in Academic and Research Libraries: Webcast Series, April 13, 2022

Featured speaker: “All I Know of You: oral history and refugee archival imaginaries,” UCLA Department of Information Studies, Jan. 21, 2022

Guest lecturer: “Refugee history: the importance of archives for Southeast Asian Americans,” Vanguard University Summer Bridge Program, July 23, 2020 

Guest lecturer: “SEAA through the lens of Community Archives, Oral History, and Digital Exhibitions,” Asian Americans and Oral History, UC San Diego, April 21, 2020 (online synchronous)

Presenter: “Community Agreements,” for the UC Irvine Research Justice Workshop Series & Certificate in Community-Based Research for Graduate Students, November 22, 2019 

Presenter: “Reimagining Archives through Refugee Memories and Subjectivities,” at the University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center, October 9, 2019

Guest lecturer: “Journey into the Archives,” La Quinta High School, Westminster, CA, April 16, 2019

Presenter: “Collecting Images: Building Community Archives and Documenting Stories of Refugees,” (co-presented with Linda Vo and Tram Le), San Jose Museum of Art Speaker Series, February 2019

Presenter: “Curating Refugee Histories: through/against silence and postmemory,” UCLA Refugee Rights in Records Symposium, October 2018

Workshop facilitator: “Primary Sources for Storytelling and Zine-making,” Creative California Series for Seoul National University, Paul Merage School of Business Executive Education, UC Irvine, January 2018, January 2019, January 2020

Presenter: “Outreach Strategies: Community-Centered Digital Archives,” Diversifying the Digital Historical Record Forum, UCLA, December 2017 

Keynote speaker: “Belonging and Believing: The Role of Archives in Shaping Epistemologies of Vietnamese American Identity,” CSU Long Beach Comparative Literature conference on IDENTITY, December 2017   

Keynote speaker: “Visibility and Silence in the Aftermath of War: forty years of Vietnamese American history,” AAPIvisible Campus Talk at the University of Colorado, Denver,  March 2016 

Presenter: “The Southeast Asian Archive: an Education Resource,” National Resource Center for Asian Languages, CSU Fullerton, April 2015

Presenter: “Preserving and Sharing our Stories,” SEA Legacies Symposium, CSU Fullerton, March 2015

Workshop facilitator: “Oral History and Healing: training for Healing Legacies Project,” Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), San Jose, CA, March 25, 2013 

Presenter: “Resisting Historical Erasure: Vietnamese American Oral History through an Ethnic Studies Perspective,”  Vietnamese Americans in the Global Diaspora 35 Years after the Vietnam War Symposium, Rice University Chao Center for Asian Studies, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Houston, TX,  February 2012


Presenter: “From Community, For Community: Transforming the Archival Studies Curriculum,” Archives and Records Association, Belfast, Ireland, August 31, 2023

Presenter: “Refugee Archival Imaginaries: Oral History as Methodology of Belonging,” Panel: Oral Histories in Marginalized Communities, Association of Canadian Archivists conference, Prince Edward Island, Canada, June 29, 2023

Presenter and organizer: “Making Archival Interventions in the K-12 Context,” for panel “Transforming Knowledge: Educational Interventions through K-12 Curriculum, Library/Archives, and University Partnerships,” Organization of American Historians, April 2023.

Chair and presenter: “Oral history at the intersection of research, archiving, and community-building,” Oral History Association conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 2022 

Presenter and organizer: “Mobilizing support for ethnic studies,” for panel “A Duty to Intersect: Community-Centered Archives, Education, and Social Justice Movements,” Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum, September 2021 (pre-recorded with live Q&A)

Presenter: “Community-centered archives: bridging ethnic studies and archival work,” Organization of American Historians virtual conference, April 2021 (online pre-recorded)

Presenter: “The Preservation and Production of Diasporic Knowledge: Oral History and Archival Contributions,” VIETNAMESE-AMERICA: Transpacific Paradigms of Vietnamese Diasporic Knowledge, Association for Asian American Studies virtual conference, April 2021 (online synchronous)

Presenter: “SEAA: a community-centered archives model,” for panel “The People’s Archives: Communities on the Margin Preserving their own Histories,” Western History Association conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2019

Presenter: “Cultivating Leaders for the Libraries and Archives of Tomorrow: international and local partnerships,” Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance annual meeting at Korea University, Seoul, Korea, September 2019

Presenter: “Transforming Knowledge Transforming Libraries: Workshopping the Intersection of Community Archives and Ethnic Studies,” Archival Education & Research Institute, Liverpool, UK, July 2019

Presenter: “Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Libraries: Community-Centered Archives in the Classroom,” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2018

Presenter: “Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Archives: A Community-Centered Approach,” Society of California Archivists annual meeting, Yosemite, CA, April 2018

Presenter and organizer: “Collecting and Archiving Public Histories: The Politics of Institutionalizing and Sustaining Memories,” Southeast Asian American Studies Conference at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, July 2017

Presenter: “Curating Relevance: Engaged Collection Development,” Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Oakland, CA., June 2015

Presenter: “Telling our Stories our Way: Information Professionals Preserving and Presenting Community Memory (Pecha Kucha),” Asian Pacific Americans Librarians Association, University of San Francisco, June 2015 

Presenter: “A Pro-Active and Collaborative Approach to Revealing the Hidden: Vietnamese in Orange County Documentation and Book Project,” Pacific Rim Digital Libraries Alliance annual meeting, University of Macau, Macau, China, December 2014

Presenter and organizer: “Learning, Teaching, and Preserving Southeast Asian American History in Southern California,” Western History Association conference, Newport Beach, Calif., October 2014

Presenter and organizer: “The Archive and the Story: Southeast Asian American History in Southern California,” Southeast Asians in the Diaspora: The States of Southeast Asian American Studies conference, University of Minnesota, October 2014

Presenter and organizer: “The Power of Place: Situating Asian American Archives,” Association for Asian American Studies conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2014

Presenter and organizer: “Design, Implementation, Challenges, Progress of the Vietnamese American Oral History Project at the University of California, Irvine,” Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA), Tempe, AZ, April 2014 

Presenter: “Vietnamese American Oral History Project: a model of partnership,” Pacific Rim Digital Libraries Alliance annual meeting, Vancouver, B.C., October 2013

Presenter and organizer: “The Archive and The Empire: problematizing the rescue narrative in refugee archival practices,” Association for Asian American Studies conference, Seattle, WA, April 2013

Presenter: “Resisting Historical Erasure: Oral History and Outreach in the Vietnamese American Community,” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, August 2012

Presenter and organizer: “Oral History and the Politics of Representation in Asian American Studies,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Washington DC, April 2012

Presenter: “Critical Connections: Integrating Ethnography and Oral History into Ethnic Studies Classrooms,” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Honolulu, HI, April 2009