Amy Starecheski is the Associate Director of the Oral History MA Program at Columbia University. She consults and lectures widely on oral history education and methods, and is co-author of the Telling Lives Oral History Curriculum Guide. She was a lead interviewer on Columbia’s September 11, 2001 Narrative and Memory Project, for which she interviewed Afghans, Muslims, Sikhs, activists, low-income people, and the unemployed. Starecheski is a member of the Core Working Group for Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change, where she facilitates the Practitioner Support Network. She holds a BA in anthropology from Columbia College, an MA from Columbia Teachers College, and is completing a PhD in cultural anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, where her research focuses on the historical practices of former squatters on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and the use of oral history for social change.