Zakiya Collier

Zakiya Collier (@ZZcollier) is the Digital Archivist at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture where she uses web archiving tools to expand the nature of Black archival collections to reflect 21st-century Black life and experiences. As a memory worker, her community work and research draws on digital cultural studies, Black studies, and critical archival studies to interrogate the archives’ historically exclusionary relationship with communities of color, and also to study the self-curated, collaborative, digital and physical archival practices that have developed in resistance to and in spite of that antagonistic relationship. She recently received an MA in Media, Culture, and Communication from NYU and an MS in Library and Information Science from Long Island University. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina.