“Nuestra Autohistoria: Toward a Chicana Digital Praxis” (public lecture)

“Nuestra Autohistoria: Toward a Chicana Digital Praxis” (public lecture)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage at the University of Houston invites you to a Digital Humanities & Social Justice lecture by

María E. Cotera

Director, Latina/o Studies Program

Associate Professor, American Culture Department and Women’s Studies Department

Director, Chicana por mi Raza 

University of Michigan

Public lecture: “Nuestra Autohistoria: Toward a Chicana Digital Praxis”

Thursday, March 1

9:00am-11:00am

MD Anderson Library 266-C

University of Houston

No RSVP required.

*We will live-tweet the event using #usLdh and livestream the video on our Facebook page

The question at the heart of this talk is whether and to what extent the insurgent models of knowledge making offered up by theories of the “undercommons” and "critical digital studies" can converge.  Cotera takes up this question through an account of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective, an undercommons project that seeks to recover the history of Chicana feminist formations in the 1960s and 1970s and thereby build “new constituencies of resistance” (Chela Sandoval) within and outside the academy.

About Cotera:

María E. Cotera is the Director of Latina/o Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. She holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Women’s Studies and American Culture at the University of Michigan. Cotera's first book, Native Speakers: Ella Deloria, Zora Neale Hurston, Jovita González, and the Poetics of Culture, (University of Texas Press, 2008) received the Gloria Anzaldúa book prize for 2009 from the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA).  Professor Cotera is currently building the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory project, an online interactive collection of oral histories and archives documenting Chicana Feminist praxis from 1960-1990.

About the Digital Humanities & Social Justice Speaker Series and Workshops:

The speaker series and workshops on Digital Humanities & Social Justice explores the ethical concerns involved in creating digital projects with minority archives and digital scholarship as a site of social justice and activism. The series includes leading scholars in digital humanities who are engaging and creating ethical, socially conscious methodologies. This series is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arte Público Press/Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage and the Digital Research Commons at MD Anderson Library. 
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