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    Melissa Dollman earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in American Studies in 2021 and has a Master’s in Moving Image Archiving Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked professionally as an audiovisual archivist, adjunct faculty, fellow, exhibit developer, and researcher for cultural heritage institutions including Women In Film Foundation, UCLA Film and Television Archive, Academy Film Archive, Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, State Archives of North Carolina, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, the Southern Oral History Program (UNC), and is currently the digital projects manager and archivist for Tribesourcing Southwest Film. Melissa has published textual and videographic works on home movies, digital humanities, public relations films and living trademarks. Between 2016 and 2020 she was a director of the board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists, in the 2000s chaired the Access Committee, and currently co-chairs the Publications Committee. In 2022, she joined the board of directors for Al Larvick Conservation Fund that supports the preservation of American analog home movie, amateur cinema and community recording collections.

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