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Aiden M. Bettine is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in History and a Master’s in Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa while focused on producing community-engaged digital history projects that centralize marginalized histories in the U.S. He holds both a Bachelor’s in History and African & Black Diaspora Studies and a Master’s in Critical Ethnic Studies from DePaul University. His public facing doctoral work is grounded in interdisciplinary methodologies with an emphasis on developing local oral history projects and companion archives, most notably through the founding of the Transgender Oral History Project of Iowa. His dissertation research examines the development of community archives cities across the Midwest, wrestling with issues of race, access, preservation, knowledge production, and historical memory.