Daniel Clarkson Fisher is an oral historian, and serves as editor of The Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project (which will be launching in the spring of 2019). He is also a member of the Oral History Association, and a student in the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media program at Ryerson University.
Danny is a columnist for PopMatters, and has written for AlterNet, New Politics, Culture Matters, Bright Lights Film Journal, Nonfics, Diabolique, Religion Dispatches, and Tricycle, among other publications. In addition, his video essays have been featured by The AV Club, Boing Boing, Gizmodo, No Film School, io9, Films for Action, Film School Rejects, Filmscalpel, and Vimeo Staff Picks.
Before focusing on oral history and writing, Danny earned a Master of Divinity from Naropa University and a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from University of the West. For several years, he served as an associate professor and department chair at the latter institution. He has also taught as an adjunct faculty member for Hartford Seminary and Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies in India program, and presented at conferences including the American Academy of Religion and Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Danny and his wife Stephanie Lyn live in Toronto.
- Download a copy of Danny’s curriculum vitae here.
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.)