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Kimberly Springer holds a master’s of information science, specializing in archives, preservation and social computing and a doctorate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

She currently curates oral histories for the Oral History Archives at Columbia and is visiting associate professor of American Studies at Barnard College.

Her vocation plays out as co-director of c/privacy lab (Columbia Privacy Lab, or cpl), which helps communities collectively advocate for privacy.

Her publications include Living for the Revolution, Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 (Duke University Press, 2005), Still Lifting, Still Climbing: African-American Women’s Contemporary Activism (New York University Press, 1999), Stories of Oprah: the Oprahfication of American Culture (University of Mississippi Press, 2010).