Heather Oriana Petrocelli

Professional Credentials:
MA, History (in progress)
BA, History, 2010
BA, Cinema Studies, 2001

Personal Statement:

My studies and research focus on community oral histories, the relationship between film and history, public memory, community organizations, and making history accessible to the general public. 

For nearly two years I have been conducting research and interviews about Portland's Center for the Moving Image (CMI), Andries Deinum, Tom Taylor, and the greater Portland film community. My Master's thesis is a cultural and community history about CMI as a foundational media arts center and about Portland's film community from 1957-1985 based on secondary and primary resources, including interviews with CMI students and/or instructors.

Areas of Specialization:
Public History / Film Studies / Film + History / Oral History / Memory Studies / Public Memory / Historical Research / Historical Writing / Archival Outreach / Videography / Online Exhibition / Education / Audience Development / Museology / Grant Development / Pacific Northwest / Photography / Portland / Project Management / Public Programs / Marketing / Budgeting / Quantitative Analysis

Professional Associations:
PSU Film Committee at 5th Avenue Cinema; Public History Graduates (PHiG); Dill Pickle Film Series Committee; National Council on Public History; Northwest Oral History Association; Phi Alpha Theta

2010-2012 Rose Tucker Fellow at Oregon Historical Society's Quarterly

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