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Friday Nov. 2, 2018
(Digital) Methodology of the Oppressed: Decolonial Theory & US Latina/o Digital Humanities
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Benson Latin American Collection

Location: Benson Conference Room, SRH 1.208, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection


In this talk, Dr. Lorena Gauthereau draws on Chela Sandoval, Cherríe Moraga, and Emma Pérez to discuss the implications and applications of Chicana decolonial theory and affect theory for the Digital Humanities and minority collections. By focusing on the emerging US Latina/o Digital Humanities initiative at Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, she examines the structural colonial problems encountered in US Latina/o DH and the stakes of digital decolonial praxis.

Dr. Lorena Gauthereau is the CLIR-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Houston’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage where she works on data curation and is helping to create the first digital humanities center focused on US Latinx studies. There, she leads and collaborates on digital humanities projects and programming. Gauthereau received her Ph.D. from Rice University in English literature. Her research interests include Chicana/o literature, Chicana feminism, affect theory, class analysis, decolonial theory, and the digital humanities. Her current book project, Manos de Obra: Class, Race, Gender, and Colonial Affect-Culture in Mexican American Literature, interrogates race and class in their intersection with affect, taking into account the greater history of colonialism in the Americas.

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. Registration opens Wednesday, October 10 and closes Thursday, November 1 at 5 PM. This lecture is part of the LLILAS Benson "Digital Scholarship in the Americas" Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies

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