Independent Research Project: “Squatting a Space, Curating an Archive: Comparing European Female Squatters’ Lived Experiences and Archival Practices.”

WGSE Alumni, Josie Naron
Josie Naron, WGSE Student in 2017

Josie graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in History, minor in African-American Studies, and from New York University with an M.A. in Archives and Public History. At NYU, she explored the natural intersections of her interests in archives and radical history. Josie’s experiences on the WGSE conducting oral histories on Europe’s squatting movement led her to pursue work at other cultural institutions centering oral history, including the Yiddish Book Center, the New York Preservation Archive Project, and the Wildenstein Plattner Institute. Since the WGSE program, she has served as the associate editor of the Radical History Review for the 2019-2020 academic year and remains involved in neighborhood mutual aid, compiling histories of the Jewish Left, and advocating for justice for incarcerated communities.