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A headshot of Tam Rayan standing in front of a bush full of flowers

Tam Rayan

PhD Student Email: tamrayan@umich.edu

Biography

Tam Rayan researches how traditional archival methodology can be bridged with digital infrastructures and participatory-based methods to better serve and represent the recordkeeping needs of ethnic groups with unique intergenerational traumas, specifically those impacted by forced migration, displacement, and exile.

Pronouns

they/them

Areas of interest

Digital archives, diaspora studies, reparative description, decolonial theory

Honors & Awards

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2022-2026
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2020-2021
ARL/SAA Mosaic Fellowship, 2020-2021
SSHRC CGS Master’s Program Award, 2015-2016

Education

Master of Information in Archives and Records Management, University of Toronto
Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts in Music, Laurentian University