Author Archives: Daniel Clarkson Fisher

About Daniel Clarkson Fisher

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.

“Visual Media in Syria”

I’ve written a review of Donatella Della Ratta’s exceptional new book Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria for H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online’s H-Socialisms network. You can read the whole thing right here.

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Finding My Thing

“I often reflect upon what it means to identify as an oral historian. What makes each one of us an oral historian…? Are we oral historians only if the interviews we conduct are transcribed, indexed and deposited into a traditional … Continue reading

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“Doc This!”: Episode Six (Season Finale)

As previously mentioned, two of my classmates, John Verhaeven and Kenny McDonald, have been producing a podcast called “Doc This!” Its goal is to “get behind the minds and processes of Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media students.” I’ve been the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project is Live at CJOHP.org

The Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project, my M.F.A. thesis project, is officially live online at CJOHP.org! Please have a look and give a listen. The project will be ongoing, but debuts with an initial group of narrators that includes: Brian … Continue reading

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I Am Interviewed on Episode Five of the “Doc This!” Podcast

As previously mentioned, two of my classmates, John Verhaeven and Kenny McDonald, are producing a podcast called “Doc This!” Its goal is to “get behind the minds and processes of Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media students.” I co-host with another … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: The Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project Will Launch Its Website and a Digital Storytelling Exhibit at Ryerson University During the 2019 DocNow Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daniel Clarkson Fisher (daniel.c.fisher@ryerson.ca) The Chinese Jamaican Oral History Project Will Launch Its Website and a Digital Storytelling Exhibit at Ryerson University During the 2019 DocNow Festival TORONTO, May 23, 2019 – The Chinese Jamaican Oral … Continue reading

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“Doc This!”: Episode Four

As previously mentioned, two of my classmates, John Verhaeven and Kenny McDonald, are producing a new podcast called “Doc This!” Its goal is to “get behind the minds and processes of Ryerson University’s MFA Documentary Media students.” I co-host with … Continue reading

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“Racist Violence Is a Family Thing in DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?”

I’m now a regular columnist for PopMatters. Here’s my first piece in this new role: a review of Travis Wilkerson’s latest essay film, Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? Big thanks to my most excellent editor Karen Zarker, and … Continue reading

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The 6th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

I’ve just received word that my proposal was accepted, and I’ll be presenting at the 6th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice at Concordia University’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling! The subject will … Continue reading

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My 2018 Nonfics End-of-the-Year Poll Submission

As a contributor to Nonfics, I participated in their year-end poll. The results are in, and you can check them out right here. Individual ballots were also published this year, and you can see all of them (including mine) here.

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