María Luisa Puga: A Life in Diaries (Exhibition)

María Luisa Puga: A Life in Diaries (Exhibition)

This exhibit celebrates the opening of Mexican novelist María Luisa Puga’s archives by showcasing highlights from the collection. Puga was a highly disciplined diarist and created personal journals, or cuadernos, to not only chronicle her daily life and activities, but also to developed her literary work. In capturing her dazzling approach to organization and extensive doodling habits, these diaries manifest the author’s own consciousness and provide a written record of feelings, friendships, and encounters—life’s most ephemeral moments, made permanent.

Indigenous Borderlands (Unit)

Indigenous Borderlands (Unit)

Through an experiential learning format, this 6-week plan is divided in three segments, each corresponding to the steps of the development of a digital project: theory, design and building of digital product, and public outreach. It has been designed to incorporate digital praxis into your courses, and move from theory to praxis.

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Dr. Américo Paredes: Chicano Studies, Ethnographic Analysis, and Poetic Activism (Unit)

Students will learn about Chicano Studies pioneer Américo Paredes through his literature and activism. Students will learn about ethnography as a research method and form of analysis. Students will come away with a historical perspective of the value of oral transmission of heritage such as the corrido, oral histories, and poetry. Students will compose a poem or song and combine it with images to create a digital video or interview a family member or community elder to document local history.