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Dr. Lorena Gauthereau and Dr. Linda García Merchant of Arte Público Press, University of Houston, will be the next speakers for the Dartmouth Conversations: Antiracism and the Humanities Series.
The Dartmouth Conversations: Antiracism and the Humanities series presents its next event, "US Latino Digital Humanities Best Practices: Building an Anti-Racist Praxis in the Archive" with Dr. Lorena Gauthereau and Dr. Linda García Merchant, both members of the Recovering the US Hispanic Heritage Project team at the University of Houston.
Dr. Lorena Gauthereau is the Digital Programs Manager for the US Latino Digital Humanities program at the University of Houston's Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage and a lecturer for UH's Center for Mexican American Studies. She received her MA in Hispanic Studies and PhD in English literature, both from Rice University. She recently guest edited the Reviews in Digital Humanities special bilingual issue on Latinx Digital Humanities. She is one of the editors of the forthcoming #DLFteach Toolkit 2.0, an online, open resource to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching with 3D technology. In 2019, she served as the PI on the CLIR-Mellon grant for Immersive Pedagogy: A Symposium on Humanities Teaching and Learning with 3D, Augmented and Virtual Reality held at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, Dr. Gauthereau served as CLIR-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests include Chicanx studies, US Latinx studies, digital humanities, affect theory, and decolonial theory.
Linda García Merchant (Postdoctoral Fellow), holds a PhD in Chicana/Latina Literary and Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) Postdoctoral Fellow, for the University of Houston's Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage program. García Merchant is also the co-founder of the Chicana Por Mi Raza Digital Memory Collection (CPMR), an online repository of Chicana/Latina Second Wave Feminist materials and interviews. With over 10,000 assets and 150 filmed interviews, CPMR is considered one of the largest collections of its kind. García Merchant's research site, Chicana Diasporic: A Nomadic Journey of the Activist Exiled, highlights the political/ideological journey of the women of the Chicana Caucus of the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) from 1973 to 1979 alongside the autobiographical experience of living as Mexican and Black during that same period. Acutely aware of the complexities that continue to present themselves through this identity, García Merchant identifies as bicultural and Chicana.
"US Latino Digital Humanities Best Practices: Building an Anti-Racist Praxis in the Archive" will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11th, 4:00-5:00pm EST.
This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to this event at Humanities.Events@Dartmouth.Edu to receive the Zoom link.
For further questions on this event or the Dartmouth Conversations: Antiracism and the Humanities series, please writer to Xavier Navarro Aquino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities; Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning; the program in Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; and the Consoritum of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality.