“Counter-Archives” with Nancy Escalante
How does community-based archiving reimagine the conventional archive? Join us for a conversation about community-based archiving with Nancy Escalante, PhD Candidate in American Studies, as she talks about her dissertation project. She will discuss the María Guardado Collective and raise questions about conventional forms of knowledge production and the usefulness of thinking with a “counter-archive.” Escalante’s project explores how U.S. Central Americans in Los Angeles are refiguring and reimagining the conventional archive through their own memory-making practices that are rooted in intergenerational community building. November 27, 2023, HQ 107 (320 York Street), 4:30 pm. A Public Humanities Working Group Fall Social will follow at 5:30 pm.