Building and Using Latine/x Digital Humanities Archives

Feb 17, 2023

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

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Building and Using Latine/x Digital Humanities Archives

Elena Foulis, PhD

This presentation discusses the use of Latine/x digital archives about the Midwest, as critical digital humanities projects that highlight the long history of the Latinx/e in this region. Through decolonial practices of using oral history, ethnography, and performances, I discuss the importance of building a counter-archive of Latinx experiences.

Digital Humanities Workshop:  Storytelling in Latine/x Communities

Participants in this workshop, will have an opportunity to think about digital scholarship and data visualization as critical to offering counter-narratives of minoritized communities.



Dr. Elena Foulis is an Ohio State alumnus and holds B.A and M.A degrees in Spanish and Latin American Literature and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. Latina/o literature, Spanish for Heritage Learners, and Oral History. She has presented her work at national and international conferences. She teaches undergraduate courses in service-learning, Latin American Literature and Spanish for heritage learners. Her articles explore Latin@ voices through oral history and performance, identity and place through linguistic landscape and ethnography and family history in advanced heritage language writing courses. Dr. Foulis began a digital oral history project about Latin@s in Ohio in 2014, which is being archived at the Center for Folklore Studies’ internet collection. Some of these narratives can be found in her iBook titled, Latin@ Stories Across Ohio. She is also host and producer for the Latin@ Stories podcast, an extension of her oral history project. She is currently working on a Digital Humanities project about the 21 lives lost in Uvalde, Texas. In 2022, she was a TedxOhioState speaker, her TedTallk was titled, “We Are More Than a Statistic: Oral History and Latinx Identities.”  

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