Current researcher-in-residence (2023-2024)
Naomi Frost is a PhD student in the Department of History at Concordia University. She completed her MA in history at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, researching the family histories of second-generation Cambodian Australians. Her current doctoral research focuses on the oral histories of 1.5 and second-generation migrants and intergenerational storytelling in the Cambodian post-genocide diaspora in Canada, Australia, and the United States. She also works as a research assistant for the Concordia University project “Cemetery as Metaphor”, is a student affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS) and previously served on the committee for Oral History Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia.
During her residency, Ms. Frost will make use of the Library’s collections and archives, drawing extensively from the Azrieli Holocaust Collection, Jonassohn Genocide Collection, and Paul Monty collection. Her research would also connect the Library to the memory work being produced by 1.5 and second generation artists in the diaspora.
The Library’s researcher-in-residence program has as one of its goals to foster a culture of research. The program was created as part of the Library’s strategic plan, in order to promote research in the library and the use of research by librarians. The program offers the opportunity for scholars or doctoral students to focus on an area of inquiry in a supportive and enriching environment, and to interact with Concordia Library staff and resources.