Oral Histories

Interview of Michelle Katz

Interviewed for the UCLA Center for the Study of Women’s Chemical Entanglements: Oral Histories of Environmental Illness series. Diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Run support group for people with MCAS in East Bay, California.
Series:
Chemical Entanglements: Oral Histories of Environmental Illness
Topic:
Environmental Illness
Social Movements
Biographical Note:
Interviewed for the UCLA Center for the Study of Women’s Chemical Entanglements: Oral Histories of Environmental Illness series. Diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). Run support group for people with MCAS in East Bay, California.
Interviewer:
Kim, Kelsey
Interviewee:
Katz, Michelle
Persons Present:
Katz and Kim
Place Conducted:
The interview was conducted by telephone.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
This interview was conducted by Kelsey Kim, graduate student interviewer, for the Center for the Study of Women in cooperation with UCLA Center for Oral History Research. Kim’s dissertation focuses on gender and racial inequalities in the Silicon Valley high-tech industry.
Processing of Interview:
The interviewer prepared for the interview by reading Anthropology and Environment Society’s Engagement blog, as well as a pre-interview questionnaire completed by the narrator. The audio for this interview was not provided to COHR.
Length:
1 hr
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Chemical Entanglements: Oral Histories of Environmental Illness is a collection of interviews with over seventy individuals living in the U.S. and Canada whose family history, occupation, art practice, or activism have brought them into direct contact with illness experience and disability related to chronic, low-dose exposure to toxicant chemicals. The procurement of this collection (from March 2019 through September 2020) was sponsored by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women under the directorship of Rachel C. Lee, with interviews conducted by six undergraduates, five graduate students, two career staff, and two faculty members at CSW.
Note:
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women did not transmit the audio recording of this interview to the Center for Oral History Research.