Her current research explores the role of records and archival institutions in the construction of memory about the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and traces a collection of mug shots taken at Tuol Sleng prison from their creation as bureaucratic documents, to their inclusion in archives, digitization, and use by survivors and the family members of victims to spark narratives about the regime and memorialize the dead.
Her articles have appeared in Archival Science, Archivaria, American Archivist, The Journal of Documentation, InterActions, First Monday, and Libri.
Caswell is also the co-founder and a board member of the South Asian American Digital Archive (http://www.saadigitalarchive.org).
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
MTS, Harvard University