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The In Sisterhood Production Team

Patricia Ulbrich

Patricia Ulbrich, Ph.D. is director and producer. She is a progressive social scientist, film student and visiting scholar in women studies at the University of Pittsburgh. For more than three decades, Dr. Ulbrich’s research has focused women’s issues, including how individuals’ race, class and gender shape their life chances. She was active in Sociologists for Women in Society and was the recipient of their Feminist Activist Award. She co-founded the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania. She served on the board of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. She conceptualized and directs In Sisterhood: the Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh.

Dino DiStefano

Dino DiStefano attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and began working in the film and video production world in 1999. He has worked on features, commercials, and many documentaries as an audio recording engineer and still photographer.  His documentary photography from Vietnam has been exhibited and also used in the WQED production of In Country: A Vietnam Story (2007).  His digital portraits of the individuals who have participated in this oral history project are a key component of the multimedia exhibit In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh.  All photos of featured activists on this website are by Dino.

Meredith Sproull

Meredith Sproull is the project archivist for In Sisterhood. She is finalizing the arrangement and description of the oral histories, In Sisterhood records, and private collections donated by people who participated in the project in preparation for their donation to University of Pittsburgh’s Archives and Special Collections at the culmination of the project. Meredith studied Economics, Spanish and Women’s Studies while completing a BA at Pennsylvania State University. She then completed graduate assistantship at the Sousa Archive and Center for American Music and the University Archives while earned an MLS in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The production team also includes an interviewer who conducts the oral history interview and a videogapher and audio recordist who record the interview.  The interviewers are trained in oral history interviewing techniques, while the videographers and audio recordists are freelance professionals.