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Jocelyn Miyara

Open Culture Manager

Jocelyn manages the Open Culture Program, overseeing projects, logistics, and communications that support the Open Culture community.

Before CC, Jocelyn worked at The New York Public Library for over five years, first as a Special Projects Manager in the President’s Office, and later as a Program Manager for their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access team. This work helped her cultivate a passion for furthering equitable policies and practices, collaborative project management, and supporting the free exchange of knowledge and culture.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Barnard College and holds a Masters in Archaeology of Egypt and the Ancient Near East from University College London, with a cross-disciplinary dissertation titled: ‘Early Queenship and Forms of Feminine Power in Ancient Egypt’.

When not she’s not working, Jocelyn can be found in yoga class, reading about history, or dancing at one of her favorite concert venues. Jocelyn is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Profile pic: CC BY 4.0 Sara Jordan Photography

Posts by Jocelyn Miyara

Recap & Recording: “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution”

Open Culture

In January we hosted a webinar titled “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution” discussing the intersection of indigenous knowledge and open sharing. Our conversation spanned a variety of topics regarding indigenous sovereignty over culture, respectful terminology, and the legacy of colonialism and how it still exists today.

Upcoming Open Culture Live Webinar: “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution”

Open Culture

On Wednesday, 17 January, 2024, at 3:00 pm UTC, CC’s Open Culture Program will be hosting a new webinar in our Open Culture Live series titled “Whose Open Culture? Decolonization, Indigenization, and Restitution.” As we observed a few years ago, there is growing awareness in the open culture movement about issues related to the acquisition, preservation, access, sharing, and reuse of cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples and local communities (including traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions), heritage in the context of colonization, and culturally-sensitive heritage.

Open Culture Live Recap & Recording: Respectful Terminologies & Changing the Subject

Open Culture

On 22 November, we organized a webinar with a group of experts to discuss their unique approaches to reparative metadata practices: considering the ways that harmful histories and terminologies have made their way into collections labeling and categorization practices and finding ways to identify those terms, contextualize them, and/or replace them altogether. Jill Baron, a…