Oral History Initiative Director
Christopher Livingston is Director of the Historical Research Center and an Associate Librarian at the Walter Stiern Library at CSUB. Christopher holds a Master of Arts Degree in History from CSUB and a Masters in Library and Information Science from San José State University. As Director of the Historical Research Center, he oversees the archives, including university and regional history, the library’s rare book collection, and oral history program. He is the library liaison for the departments of anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, and religious studies. He is also a board member for the Institute of Religion, Education, and Public Policy, the Public History Institute, and the Institutional Review Board. His research interests include student engagement, community archiving, information architecture, and public history. He teaches courses in Archives and Special Collections and Oral history where his students learn how diversity and power shape the historical record.