Jamie Rodriguez ’24



Project Title

Archival Ecologies

I worked to develop a podcast called “Archival Ecologies” that explores the changing meaning of archives in Lytton, British Columbia, following a fire that leveled the town in 2021. In the podcast, our definition of archives included not only local museums but also personal collections and the natural environment. I conducted research that helped guide the podcast’s storyline and then traveled to British Columbia with the podcast team to interview caretakers of local archives and individuals who experienced the fire. When we returned to campus, I helped write and record a draft of the podcast’s first episode. My time as an intern for “Archival Ecologies” introduced me to a form of research that bridges my interests in humanities research and audio storytelling.

Internship Year


Project Category

Environment and Society and Urban Sustainability


Blue Lab, Effron Center for the Study of America, Princeton University - Lytton, British Columbia, Canada; Princeton, New Jersey


Allison Carruth, Professor of American Studies and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Jayme Collins, Postdoctoral Research Associate, High Meadows Environmental Institute