Creatively Collaborative and Intergenerational: The Power of Inclusively Humane Archive Creation and Dissemination at the University of California, Irvine

June 2, 2021


This zoom event was an opportunity to engage in a relational and interdisciplinary approach to discussing and learning about our Public Scholarship Team’s Interdisciplinary Legacies Project and the pathbreaking scholarship of Dr. Robb Hernandez, Associate Professor, English, Fordham University, author of Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde and Dr. Lydia Otero, Associate Professor Emeritus, Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona, author of In the Shadows of the Freeway: Growing Up Brown & Queer. Each of these scholars shared their perspectives on the investigative pathways orienting their trailblazing research and writing.


Our Public Scholarship Team presented on the inspiration, lessons learned, and their contributions to our Interdisciplinary Legacies Project to introduce this project and its generative qualities within and beyond the University of California, Irvine (UCI).


It is important to note that the Interdisciplinary Legacies Project is an oral history archives project that documents the fullness of the institutional and scholarly contributions of Department of Chicano-Latino Studies faculty emeriti: Dr. Vicki L. Ruiz, Dr. Raul Fernandez, Dr. Alejandro Morales, and Dr. Gilbert G. Gonzalez. Each of these faculty members has played a decisive role in the founding and growth of the Department of Chicano-Latino Studies at UCI, making this project a unique institutional archive for our department, campus, and the fields of Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies.


Public Scholarship Team Contributors: Natalie Aguilar, Yarely Cervantes, Ana L. Delgado, Keanu Hawk Gallardo, Mariana Machaen, Melanie Mendoza, Wendy L. Ruiz, Alice G. Terriquez, Jacqueline Mary Torres, Jessica Velasquez, and Ana Elizabeth Rosas collaborated to make this event program possible.

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