2024 Digital Humanities Keynote + Discussion

Join Us Wednesday April 10th, 2:30-3:45pm

For the 7th Annual Digital Humanities Keynote + Discussion featuring a talk that rests at the intersections of digital humanities practice, community-centered research and critical archive studies entitled, “Using Digital Work and Digital Care to Create A Sustainable Community of Practice.” This Keynote talk by Dr. Linda Garcia Merchant will include a moderated discussion with Visiting Professor in the Latinx Lab and CSUF DEFCon Fellow Sarah Rafael Garcia. 

This is a hybrid gathering, so you can join us in person on April 10th in the O’Brien Room- 3rd floor Mihaylo Hall or via zoom.

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This event is sponsored by CSUF DEFCon and the Latinx Lab for Storytelling and Social Justice
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Keynote Announced!

"Using Digital Work and Digital Care to Create A Sustainable Community of Practice"

Our distinguished speaker:
Dr. Linda Garcia Merchant 

Building a community of practice begins with identifying a collective of practitioners, scholars, students and community members willing to engage in democratized methods to produce digital outcomes. Digital care insists that community members work in spaces of self care, with an attention to trauma and an expectation that materials collected, mediated and articulated represent a shared vision. Digital work begins with the understanding that all knowledge is equal and important to the strategies and outcomes of these productions. In this presentation, Dr. Garcia Merchant will present the work of several collaborative efforts to highlight the processes and policies crafted to center community-based knowledge and experience through the transformative act of intergenerational, interdisciplinary witness as applied to the subjects and materials collected and articulated.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Linda García Merchant is the Public Humanities Data Librarian at the MD Anderson Library, University of Houston (UH), facilitating a partnership between UH Libraries and the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute (HPE DSI), Division of Research to meet the digital scholarship needs of the university’s research community. García Merchant holds a PhD in English, with an emphasis in Chicana/Latina Literary and Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. García Merchant is also the co-founder (with Maria Cotera) of the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Collective at the University of Texas Austin. García Merchant is a Digital Humanities Consultant on the Afro-Chicanx Digital Humanities Project: Memories, Narratives, and Oppositional Consciousness of Black Diasporas, a cross-institutional and cross-regional comparative research project funded through Crossing Latinidades, an Andrew C. Mellon Foundation initiative. An award-winning documentary filmmaker García Merchant has directed and produced eleven films including Las Mujeres de la Caucus Chicana, Palabras Dulces, Palabras Amargas, Thresholds, Corridos at his Bedside, Yo Soy Eva, and the autobiographical short, No Es Facil, 2020.

Dr. Linda Garcia Merchant 

Headshot of Dr. Garcia Merchant with a black backdrop. Merchant is wearing a red shirt and black jacket.

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