Cynthia Tobar

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Visiting Assistant Professor Social Science & Cultural Studies (212) 647-7702 p (212) 367-2492 f Manhattan Campus, Manhattan 6TH FL

Current Course Listing (2)

20/SP-SS-490-02 Special Topics

20/SP-SSWI-277GP-01 Politics of Resistance in a Global Context: Theory and Practice for Social Change

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B.A., Hunter College; M.A., The New School; M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute.


Cynthia is an artist, activist-scholar, archivist and oral historian who is passionate about creating interactive, participatory stories documenting social change. A highly skilled and engaged producer, she is adept in oral history project design, digital project planning and management. Cynthia is an accomplished facilitator who brings together scholars, technologists, and artists to engage as a team to create captivating public history digital exhibits, humanities teaching and learning prototypes, socially-engaged art programming, and community-based archiving and storytelling projects. Her multimedia & storytelling work has been exhibited at artist collectives and venues in the city.

Currently, Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Archives at Bronx Community College (BCC), where she teaches oral history methods and archival research to students and faculty. As the college archivist, she is actively collecting oral history interviews, documents, and images from the community, as well as promoting public engagement with the archives through the creation of public art and digital humanities initiatives in collaboration with local community organizations.