Amplify Womxn of UCI: Hearing Our Stories
Dr. Krystal Tribbett
Curator, Orange County Regional History, UCI Libraries
Dr. Krystal Tribbett is the Curator for Orange County Regional History in the University of California, Irvine Libraries. In this role, she develops, makes accessible, and advocates for archives and special collections materials, as well as facilitates oral history and documentation initiatives relating to the history of Orange County, California. She is especially focused on supporting the creation, preservation, and accessibility of histories underrepresented, misrepresented, or absent from dominant narratives of the region.
Dr. Tribbett is a member of the research team for the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant project “Transforming Knowledge/Transforming Libraries,” which examines the intersection of ethnic studies and community-centered archives. She is also part of the UCI Libraries research team examining the impact of incorporating inclusive histories in primary source workshops on learning outcomes as part of the American Research Library, Research Library Impact Framework Pilot Project.
Prior to becoming the curator for regional history, she was the 50th Anniversary Project Historian for the UCI Historical Documentation Project. Dr. Tribbett holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, San Diego. She was recently named an Andrew W. Mellow Fellow for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage (Rare Book School – Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellowship).