Amy Chen, New York Public Library insignia, New York, NY, April 2017.

Amy Chen, New York Public Library insignia, New York, NY, April 2017.

Combining insights from literature, librarianship, and business, my forthcoming book Archival Bodies: The American Market for Literary Collections since 1944 tracks the rise of the multi-million dollar market for writers' papers through a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. 

My two most recent publications are: "'Possessing an Inner History': Curators, Donors, and Affective Stewardship," for Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals and "Mentoring a Peer: A Feminist Ethic for Directing Undergraduate Humanities Research," for Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, to be published through the Association of College and Research Libraries in Fall 2017.

I also serve as a Contributing Editor at Archive Journal, an interdisciplinary journal on the use and theory of archives and special collections in higher education. There, I recruit and edit pieces for the Notes and Queries section and maintain the Twitter account.