In this talk, Megan Medeiros discusses the real-world application of Chicanx, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies through digital humanities with a special focus on the narratives of undocumented Americans. Her digital essay, “I am Undocumented”: Mediation & Self-Mediation in Undocumented Narratives analyzes the mediation and bias present in a generically diverse collection of narratives to contextualize the narratives within their genres and subgenres. The multi-media essay strives to resist imposed, harmful monolithic narratives on the Chicanx, Latinx, and undocumented communities by emphasizing the agenda present in mainstream media. In addition to her own project, Medeiros highlights several other digital humanities projects that are bridging the gap between academia and community and bringing Chicanx, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies into the public sphere.
About the presenter:
Megan N. Medeiros received her MA from James Madison University in May of 2021, where she worked closely with the new African, African American, and Diaspora Studies Center (AAAD); Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies minor (LAXC); and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor (WGSS). She has since worked on several digital humanities projects including Circulating American Magazines and Celebrating Simms and is the creator of the Black Firsts at JMU Timeline. She is currently starting a new digital humanities project in collaboration with AAAD and JMU’s Black Alumni Chapter to archive their history and showcase their past presidents. She continues to work with JMU’s AAAD Studies Center, LAXC minor, and WGSS minor and is a freelance writer, editor, web designer, and social media manager through her business, Medeiros Writing.
Wednesday, November 10th 2021
Kontaktperson: Mario Grill (mario [dot] grill [at] aau [dot] at)