About Us

The Brooklyn College Listening Project was founded by faculty at Brooklyn College (CUNY) and launched in the spring of 2015. Since then, over 600 students across classes in a wide range of departments— American Studies, English, History, Sociology, TV and Radio, Journalism, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Judaic Studies, Media Scoring, and more—have conducted interviews with their families, neighbors, friends and strangers. The BC Listening Project collection is comprised of more than 350 audio recordings of interviews in an on-line digital archive.

The Listening Project is designed to create new links between the college and the communities of Brooklyn, to take better advantage of the incredible wisdom of everyday people, and to showcase the brilliance of our students, and the community in which we all live—Brooklyn, New York City, and beyond.

Dig Deeper

This website gives you a taste of our students’ work. If you want to listen to or browse though more oral histories, the archive is available at Shared Shelf, a digital archive

Special Thanks & Credits

A special thanks to students of Professor Jonathan Zalben’s and Pontus Gunve’s Music Technology classes in the Media Scoring Program of Brooklyn College’s Feirstein School of Cinema for the creation of audio podcasts, especially We Are Brooklyn exhibition podcast editor Leah Shaw.

A special thanks to Prof. Miguel Macias who created the Gentrification podcast and Prof. Joseph Entin who did the same for the podcast based on Robert Scott’s oral history.

Many thanks to President Michelle Anderson and Dean Richard Greenwald for their support.

A special thank you to Shanthony Exum of Shanthony Art and Design of Brooklyn, N.Y. who designed this website and helped to make something that was just an idea into a reality.

This website was created with the support and funding of the Whiting Foundation.

For More Information Contact

The Brooklyn College Listening Project Staff: bclisteningproject@gmail.com

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