Curator of Human Rights Collection and Alternative Press Collections, Dodd Research Center
Curator of Human Rights Collections and Alternative Press Collections, Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut.Stinnett holds a Master’s degree in Archival Studies from the University of Manitoba, where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American History. Stinnett’s graduate work focused on human rights non-governmental organizations and their importance to archives and the role of archivist as activist. He has published in the Progressive Librarian (Issue no. 32, Winter 2009) on the subject.Stinnett served an internship in the Archives at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he assisted in preparing proposals to create a documentation center for a human rights non-governmental organization in San Salvador. After completing his Master’s degree, he worked in Archives & Special Collections at the University of Manitoba as the lead in the Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives collection project and Archives consultant for the LGBTTQ Oral History Initiative which will support future research. He also served as the Archivist for the Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club in British Columbia.