Call for participants in the Asian American COVID-19 Oral History Project (for a $25 gift card)

We are looking for current or former LaGuardia students to participate in interviews for the Asian American COVID-19 Oral History Project. This oral history collection aims to document the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. A participant who has completed an interview for this project will receive a $25 Visa gift card. The interviews will join the images, essays, and more that are part of the COVID-19 Story Project in the Institutional Archives.

How can a student participate in this project?

  • Visit the Asian American Oral History Project website ( and see examples of our oral history videos.
  • If you are interested in participating in this oral history project, make an appointment for your interview at The interview usually takes between 20-30 min.
  • You will be asked to sign on the video release form and the research consent form before the interview (both forms are available on the appointment form above).
  • Contact Thomas Cleary at or Tomonori Nagano at for questions.