Chicanx/Latinx Digital Photo-Platicas for Centering Community Knowledge and Memory Project

Students in the Introduction to Chicana/o Studies course will engage in a digital photo-platicas project about Chicanx/Latinx studies course topics. This project will engage students in the theory and critique of racial and intersection bias inherent in photo imagery and digital productions. It will also scaffold student production of digital imagery as a tool for communicating complex themes rooted in their photo-platicas data analysis. This project will culminate in a digital online tool by compiling individual student project sites and digital imagery.

Faculty bio:

headshot of Dr. Brianna R Ramirez

Brianna R. Ramirez is a lecturer in the Chicana and Chicano Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Education Studies with a specialization in Critical Gender Studies from the UC San Diego. Her research draws from Chicana feminist epistemologies and methodologies to center Chicanx/Latinx student resistance, challenge normative forms of knowledge construction in higher education scholarship, and interrupt intersecting systems and structures of marginality that shape access and transition to college in the trajectories of Students of Color.