Olin Moctezuma-Burns

Olin Moctezuma-Burns is a Gates scholar and PhD candidate in the History and Philosophy of Science department in Cambridge.

Her research examines kitchen archives from the early modern period into the digital age in England and Mexico. Melding together past and present, it brings together the perspectives and practices of families, dealers, archivists, scholars, and members of the public to inquire into the impulse to create, preserve, and use repositories of informal, everyday knowledge and the losses and silences along the way.

Her interests lie in critical archival studies, participatory action research methods, public engagement and youth training, and in exploring digital tools for enabling access and co-construction of archival material.