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"Latina/o/e Digital Humanities as Places of Joy and Querencia for Students"

The Digital Ethnic Futures Lab presents a virtual talk with Dr. Elena Foulis (TAMU - San Antonio) on Latinx digital humanities

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Registration required.

Please join the Digital Ethnic Futures Lab and the Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium virtually on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern/11:00 – 12:00 pm Pacific for the DEFCon Speaker Series: “Latina/o/e Digital Humanities as Places of Joy and Querencia for Students” with Dr. Elena Foulis, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University – San Antonio.

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“Latina/o/e Digital Humanities as Places of Joy and Querencia for Students”

This presentation argues for the need to center Latina/o/e DH projects on students’ own cultural, community (Yosso, 2005), and linguistic wealth. Dr. Foulis describes the development of student projects that pay attention to the process of constructing, engaging, and critically reflecting on our personal commitments to build accessible, multilingual archives that center on the community’s knowledge. Latina/o/e DH allows us to reflect on how ourselves and our communities can be best represented, highlighting different ways of knowing as we develop projects, in particular at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Dr. Foulis will draw from Moya Bailey’s work (2015), to prepare students to think about three main components: connection, creation, and transformation, and how she implemented it into a course on Latina/o/e DH and oral history. She will feature one project that included oral histories of undocumented/DACA immigrants that culminated into a podcast production that describes the results, along with sound bites from the interviews to illustrate participants’ perspectives. Along with the podcast, a bilingual digital archive was built to provide the results for this project, including a timeline, story map and transcripts.

For more information, contact:
Roopika Risam

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.