Student Virtual Mingle

The student virtual mingle is hosted by the SOHA Student Representative Teagan Dreyer
as an opportunity for students and emerging scholars of oral history to meet and get to
know each other. This mingle will include ice breaker activities and games that everyone
can participate in via Zoom.

SOHA 2020 Roundtable: How Feminisms Inform Our Work: Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

SOHA acknowledges 2020 as the Centennial of the 19th Amendment, which upheld women’s rights to vote in the United States. The #SOHA2020 Virtual Conference features a roundtable, “How Feminisms Inform Our Work: Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” on Saturday, September 12, 2020, 11:30 am-12:30 am Pacific Time. Register through our SOHA 2020 Conference website.

The panelists include:

Karen S. Harper, Historical Society of Long Beach

Karen Harper, an independent writing and editing professional, has greatly served and participated in SOHA, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. She is an experienced oral historian who has created youth oral history programs, for example, with the Historical Society of Long Beach.

Joyce Moore, UNLV Archives, Independent Scholar 

Joyce Moore is an Archivist at UNLV University Libraries and is a long-time SOHA leader and a member of the Board of Directors. She has served as SOHA’s Historian since 2015. 

Elizabeth Rule (Chickasaw), George Washington University

Rule serves as the Assistant Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy and Faculty in Residence at George Washington University. Her work has been published in ​the American Quarterly ​and the ​American Indian Culture and Research Journal​, and her research has been featured in the ​Washington Post​, ​Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien​, ​The Atlantic​, and ​NPR. ​Her book manuscript, ​”Reproducing Resistance: Gendered Violence and Indigenous Nationhood​,” explores the intersection of Native American/First Nations women’s reproductive justice issues and gender violence. Rule received her Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Brown University, and her B.A. from Yale University. She is an enrolled citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.  

Joanne Goodwin, UNLV

Joanne Goodwin is a history professor at UNLV. She researches 20th Century U.S. History with a specialization in women and gender history. She directed the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project stored at the Lied Library of UNLV and the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada until 2017.

We look forward to “seeing” you all at our SOHA 2020 Virtual Conference.

SOHA 2020 Event Flyer

We excited to share our 2020 conference programJoin us September 11-13, 2020 via Zoom. You can pre-register here. We ask that you register by September 9th, 2020. Some programs have been moved to October such as our introduction to oral history workshop and a documentary screening with the director. More information will be provided at the conference for future events. Please contact the conference co-chairs at with any questions.

We are offering the conference at no-cost/donation basis to students and members with a nominal cost to non-members. We hope you will help sustain our 501c3 non-profit by renewing/joining our membership or fund our programs, We will have a keynote address, plenary sessions, and an award ceremony in which we will acknowledge our 2020 Mink awardee, Professor William (Willy) Bauer, 2020 Lifetime Awardee, Professor Caryll Dziedziak, mini-grant, and scholarship recipients. Our Zoom platform will continue the mentorship program with our network of practitioners. We will archive portions of the conference and offer them on our website as a resource. 

Follow updates on our social media accounts with #SOHA2020 and share your sessions online to promote attendance.

#SOHA2020 Lightning Round to Feature Emerging Scholars

Come to the #SOHA2020 Virtual Conference! Register and learn more at

Save the date for our Lightning Round on Friday, Sept. 11, 2:30 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific Time

The Lightning Round features new and emerging oral historians. This lightning round is a special session where emerging scholars can pre-register to give brief presentations (3-5 minutes long each) about their oral history research. The session is organized and moderated by SOHA Secretary Dalena Sanderson-Hunter (University of California, Los Angeles) and SOHA 2020 Conference Committee member Brittany Romanello (Arizona State University).

#SOHA2020 Plenary: Honeypot with Author E. Patrick Johnson

Join us for the #SOHA2020 Plenary Session on Saturday, September 12, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Pacific Time for a book presentation with author E. Patrick Johnson featuring Honeypot.

Patrick Johnson recently published his book Honeypot, which addresses Southern women who love women. This session will involve a public reading, followed by conversation and a Q&A session, moderated by Past SOHA President Marcia M. Gallo.

Register and learn more about the SOHA Virtual Conference at

#SOHA2020 Plenary: Nevada Native Artists Speak on Oral History and Art

Join us for the #SOHA2020 virtual conference, which includes a plenary session on September 11 at 2:50 pm Pacific Time featuring Nevada Native artists Jean LaMarr and Jack Malotte with Fawn Douglas as the moderator.

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KNPR segment that aired on September 11, 2020:

This panel is a conversation between accomplished Native American activist artists about the role of oral history in their work. Both Jean LaMarr (Northern Paiute and Achomawi) and Jack Malotte (Western Shoshone and Washoe) have worked in multiple media, including printmaking, painting, pen and ink, and public murals, and they have been lifelong activists in service of their communities. Among the themes their art engages with are militarization, Native activism, treaty rights, environmental justice, kinship and tradition, and protecting sacred sites. In this conversation, Southern Paiute artist Fawn Douglas talks with both LaMarr and Malotte about the role and importance of oral history in Native communities in Nevada and beyond, and how they have drawn on it in their art and their activism.

Suzi Resnik Makes Donation to SOHA in Honor of Tensia Moriel Trejo and Rob Ray

Dr. Suzi Resnik, the 2017 SOHA Mink Award recipient, has recently made a generous donation to SOHA in honor of Rob Ray and Tensia Trejo. SOHA thanks Suzi and celebrates oral historians Rob and Tensia in our SOHA 2020 Virtual Conference Program

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