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. Ruby Osoria

Ruby Osoria received her PhD in Education with a specialization in Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interest explores the formation of community-based social networks among Latina immigrant mothers and advocacy around educational (in)equalities, focusing on intersectional identities, such as race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and immigration, as valid measures of analysis. As a lecturer at California State University, Fullerton, she is committed to expanding pedagogical practices that center the voices of diverse communities of color and position students as equal contributors to the learning process.