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David A. Wallace

University of Michigan
Clinical Associate Professor & Research Investigator
Ann Arbor, MI
I am a Clinical Associate Professor and have been a full-time graduate archival educator since 1997. For over two decades I have published and presented in a wide range of professional forums, examining: recordkeeping and accountability; archiving and the shaping of the present and the past; social justice impact of archives; freedom of information; government secrecy; Wikileaks; professional ethics; electronic records management; and graduate archival education. I am also: editor of a special double issue of Archival Science on “Archives and the Ethics of Memory Construction” (2011); co-editor of Archives and the Public Good: Accountability and Records in Modern Society (2002), and served as the series technical editor for twelve volumes of the National Security Archive's The Making of U.S. Policy series (1989-1992). I have consulted widely, including substantial associations with the South African History Archive’s Freedom of Information Programme, and Stories For Hope, an intergenerational storytelling NGO in Rwanda. I am currently a co-Principal Investigator to the “Community, Memory, and Ethical Access to Music from The Ark and the African Field” project and collaborating with colleagues in Canada and the United Kingdom on a research project on the “Social Justice Impact of Archives.”