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Hi everyone,

My name is Camila Aschner and I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University with specialization in Critical Theory, Performance/Theater Studies and Latin American Cultural Studies. I am currently finishing my dissertation on contemporary theater of violence in Bogotá, Colombia. I work at the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory, where I am currently working on two Digital Humanities projects: one is the creation of a portal of Ralph McGill's readership correspondence during the de-segregation era. For this, I transcribed the letters from his readers/viewers between 1957 and 1965 and built a database using data that allows to map them in time and space, according to different demographical data as well as reactions and feelings towards desegregation. Right now I'm working on an Omeka site that will make this content available for different users. The second is part of a larger project to re-map segregation in Atlanta. I'm working on the first part of it, building a database with death certificates from the archives of the Hanley Bell Street Funeral Home between 1930 and 1950.


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