Daniel Clarkson Fisher is a Toronto-based writer and educator whose most recent work is the Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project (CJOHP.org) — a digital storytelling initiative inspired by his partner Stephanie Lyn and her family. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, and is currently a contract lecturer in that program.
Danny has co-edited one book and contributed chapters to three others. He is also a columnist for PopMatters, and has written for Alternet, New Politics, H-Socialisms, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, Diabolique, Culture Matters, and the Journal of Religion and Film (among other publications). In addition, he has presented at many conferences, including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies; the American Academy of Religion; and the Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice.
Before changing fields, Danny worked for several years as a scholar of Buddhist practical theology: he was an associate professor and department chair at University of the West in Los Angeles, CA, adjunct chaplaincy faculty at Hartford Seminary, and a teaching assistant and dorm advisor for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies in India program.
He is proud to be a member of the Oral History Association.
Watch Danny’s conversation with Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Tron, True Grit) and Greyston’s late founder Bernie Glassman for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series here. (Photo by Gary Leonard.)