Stawski received his BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Library and Information Science with a Specialization in Archival Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Stawski has worked in archives and records management in both the private and public sector, including the UCLA University Archives and the Historical Archives of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Stawski arrived at Duke in 2006 where he has worked with the Special Collections staff to establish the Archive for Human Rights whose mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the historical records generated by organizations and individuals working within and having significant impact on the field of human rights. Under his tenure the Archive for Human Rights has acquired and opened to research access several important collections including the papers and records of Marshall T. Meyer, the Washington Office on Latin America, Global Rights, and the Center for Death Penalty Litigation. Mr. Stawski’s research interests include record-making regimes and their relationship to governance and state power, colonial archives, and digital records in the human rights field.